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Race for Louisiana's 5th Congressional Seat (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-10-18

Duration: 00:10:36

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 2013 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2013 | Alexander, Rodney M.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sutherlin, John Interviewee
  • Nickel, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the October 18, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. John Sutherlin, a political science professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Jim Nickel, political analyst, on the October 19th primary in the special election for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. They discuss: the fourteen candidates in the race; the demographics of the district; the major issues in the district; their expectations for a low voter turnout; and the resignation of Congressman Rodney Alexander, which opened up the seat.