Candidates vying for the 3rd Congressional District were supposed to debate Monday at UL Lafayette.
The cancelled debate has now led to a debate of its own. Congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry are two of five candidates in the race. UL Lafayette says the debate was cancelled because of internal lapses in communication. "Each one thought the other was keeping both political campaigns a breast as plans changed. Plans changed numerous times over the course of the planning. The end result was that communication broke down," explains Dr. Jordan Kellman the dean of Liberal Arts.
Candidate Jeff Landry says he sent a letter to Boustany. Landry says he's willing to debate the issues before November 1st.
"It's time for us to come out into the public and have an open and honest debate about the issues that we feel are important to the people of south Louisiana," says Landry.
KLFY TV-10 contacted Boustany's campaign headquarters and sent a list of questions for him to answer.
As of Monday, KLFY has yet to receive a response, .
Mcneese State University will host a debate this week for the 3rd congressional district candidates.
The debate is at 7:00pm Wednesday on October 17. It will be held in Baker Auditorium, located in Farrar Hall on the McNeese campus.