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3rd Congressional District Race (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-11-2

Duration: 00:06:51

Subjects: Elections, 2012 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012 | Boustany, Charles W., Jr. | Landry, Jeff | Politics


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Lawrence, Jeremy Interviewee
  • Boustany, Charles Speaker
  • Landry, Jeff Speaker


This segment from the November 2, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the hotly contested election for Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District between two incumbent Republicans, Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman Jeff Landry. Whinham reports that Louisiana lost a Congressional seat following the 2010 census. This report includes highlights from the debate held by radio station KPEL-FM in Lafayette and the post-debate interviews with the candidates. During the debate, Boustany and Landry discuss health care, economic development, and the negative campaign. Whinham also interviews Jeremy Lawrence, the debate moderator and program director at KPEL-FM. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford