(October 13, 2014)

U.S. Senate debate will air live Tuesday, October 14

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College will be the host site for a televised U.S. Senate Debate at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, 6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy, and Rob Maness have all accepted invitations to take part in the debate. Other sponsors of the event include Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL), the AARP, and the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy, Rob Maness

The event is closed to the public, but will air live on Tuesday, October 14, from 7-8 p.m. on LPB stations around the state.

Centenary students are invited to view the debate at a watch party in the Student Union Building on Tuesday, October 14, from 7-8 p.m. with a group discussion to follow.

Candidates were invited based on criteria established by CABL that require participating contenders to have polled at least five percent in a recognized nonpartisan or news media poll released prior to the debate or 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 these criteria.

Attendance at the debate is by invitation only.