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U.S. Senate Candidates Debate, 2010

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Debate

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-09

Duration: 00:29:04

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Television debates | Politics | Elections, 2010 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2010 | TRAYLOR, CHET | Accardo, Nick J. | Deaton, Cary J. | Troubled Asset Relief Program (U.S.) | Campaign advertising


  • Traylor, Chet D. Speaker
  • Accardo, Nick J. Speaker
  • Deaton, Cary J. Speaker
  • Engster, Jim Moderator


A debate held before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 9, 2010, between three candidates for the United States Senate: Justice Chet D. Traylor (R), Dr. Nick J. Accardo (R), and lawyer Cary J. Deaton (D). Jim Engster, a political analyst and talk show host, moderates the debate and members of the press ask the candidates questions. After their opening statements, the candidates answer questions on the following topics: federal government spending in regards to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Gold Standard; media advertising; and the federal non-discrimination act. United States Senator David Vitter (R), the incumbent, and United States Representative Charlie Melancon (D) were not in attendance.