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Qualifying for 2016 Elections

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-07-22

Duration: 00:06:08

Subjects: Elections, 2016 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2016 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2016 | Politics | QUALIFYING | Duke, David Ernest | HEBERT, TROY | Fayard, Caroline | Campbell, Foster L.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Hebert, Troy Speaker
  • Fayard, Caroline Speaker
  • Johnson, Martin Interviewee
  • Campbell, Foster Speaker


This segment from the July 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the candidates that qualified to run in the upcoming elections for United States Senate and Louisiana’s 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts. Host Charlie Whinham reports that David Duke, a former state legislator and Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, qualified to run for the Senate despite his previous conviction on tax evasion charges. This report includes highlights of Senate candidates Troy Hebert, Caroline Fayard, and Foster Campbell speaking at the Secretary of State’s Office about their candidacies. Spires also interviews Martin Johnson, a political communications professor at LSU, who discusses the high number of candidates in these three races, the impact of Louisiana’s jungle primary system on the election, the Donald Trump factor, the unpredictability of these elections and the current front runners.