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Becoming,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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Hard Choices,
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2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2015 LA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Vitter (21) Louisiana Republican 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jay Dardenne (14) Louisiana Republican 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • John Bel Edwards (7) Louisiana Democratic Governor
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    Louisiana Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "First runoff debate", by Julia O`Donoghue, November 10, 2015
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Edwards running as the anti-Bobby Jindal", by Kevin Litten, October 08, 2015
  • Oklahoma News, "All major governor candidates highlight abortion opposition", 10/8/2015
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Dardenne touts experience, integrity", by Kevin Litten, October 07, 2015
  • The Baton Rouge Advocate, "Governor Candidates Set to Debate", by Tyler Bridges, Oct. 1, 2015
  • WRKF 89.3-FM, "Dardenne Solos at Forum", by Sue Lincoln 8/31/2015
  • Associated Press, "Candidates Back Diversion Plans", coverage of forum at Nicholls State University, by Cain Burdeau, Aug. 19, 2015
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Louisiana governor candidates", by Julia O'Donoghue, August 8, 2015
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune coverage of annual convention of state troopers held in Baton Rouge, August 8, 2015
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Candidates for governor question Sen. Vitter's effectiveness", by Bruce Alpert, May 29, 2015
  • Twitter.com, "Dardenne and Edwards Spar Over Medicaid Expansion and D.C. Rules", Aug. 6, 2015
  • Free Beacon, "Iran nuke deal setting us up to fail", by Daniel Wiser, March 12, 2015
  • Vote-Smart candidate ratings and voting records: 1995, 2001, and 2006

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
    David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
    Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
    Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
    John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
    David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
    David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
Civil Rights
    John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Crime
    David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
    David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
    Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
    John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
Drugs
    Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
Education
    Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
    Jay Dardenne: TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs.
    David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
    David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
Environment
    David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
    Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
    John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
    David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
Government Reform
    Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
    David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
    David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
Gun Control
    John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
Health Care
    Jay Dardenne: I would accept Medicaid expansion, under certain conditions.
    David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
    John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
Homeland Security
    David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
Immigration
    David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
    David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
Local Issues
    David Vitter: Create and fund coastal restoration master plan.
Social Security
    Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
War & Peace
    David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
    David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
    David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.


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