Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced that it will host the first live televised statewide Louisiana Governor Primary Debate between incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA), Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA5) and businessman Eddie Rispone (R) on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CT.

All three candidates are competing in Louisiana’s upcoming gubernatorial primary election, which will take place October 12, 2019.

The one-hour debate will air on multiple tv and radio stations. If you are unable to access it debate it will be live-streamed from your local Nexstar stations website. The closest locally are WNTZ TV – a FOX channel in Alexandria and WNTZ TV, CBS, out of Lake Charles.

The debate itself will take place at LSU's Union Theater with questions to the candidates focused on local and regional issues impacting communities across Louisiana, including education, health care, infrastructure and the economy, as well as candidate-specific subjects. In addition to taking questions from the moderators, candidates will respond to questions from local voters about issues that are impacting their local communities.

Questions for the debate may be submitted by members of the public by e-mailing Joe Spadea at

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