The CABLWire for Thursday, August 28, 2014 to Wednesday, September 03, 2014


CABL/LPB to Host 2014 U.S. Senate Debate

CABL is pleased to announce that all three of the major candidates in the 2014 U. S. Senate race will participate in a debate that will be televised live, statewide in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The forum will be held at Centenary College in Shreveport.


U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, 6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness have all accepted invitations to take part in the CABL/LPB debate which will air on Tuesday, October 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on LPB stations around the state.


The candidates were invited based on criteria established by CABL that requires that participants:


1)    Have polled at least 5% in a recognized nonpartisan or news media poll released prior to the debate, OR

2)    Raised and spent at least $250,000 in campaign contributions, established a campaign committee with a treasurer and campaign staff, and filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission prior to the debate.


All three of the invited candidates have met the criteria.


CABL has been partnering with LPB for almost two decades to bring the public televised debates in major elections. Over the years, this partnership has established a strong track record of producing informative, issues-oriented discussions that help citizens better understand where the candidates stand on important matters.

Broadcast of the debate on LPB is being underwritten by AARP. Additional support is being provided by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

- In 2013, 20.3% of people in Louisiana were on food stamps, equating to 940,100 people.

- Over 26,000 Louisiana high school students scored a TOPS qualifying score of 17 or higher on the ACT in 2014. Over 3,100 had an ACT score of 27 or higher, qualifying them for the highest TOPS award – TOPS Honors. Get more from the Dept. of Education.


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