October 15, 2019

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Eddie Rispone Is Ducking The Runoff Debate

The Louisiana gubernatorial race is down to two, and voters want to know the difference in the candidates’ visions for the state.  Gov. Edwards immediately committed to a public debate, but Eddie Rispone is ducking him.

It’s been a hallmark of Eddie Rispone’s campaign for governor so far. He’s known for being largely absent from the campaign trail. Rispone skipped forums with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, Louisiana Municipal Association, and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana.

Why is Rispone afraid of debating? Maybe it’s his record of supporting the same Jindal policies that would lead Louisiana back to drastic cuts to education and health care. Maybe it’s because he got caught trying to hire foreign workers instead of Louisianans. Or maybe it’s because now he doesn’t have Ralph Abraham to hide behind.

Eddie Rispone used to project confidence about debates. In an interview with The Donaldsonville Chief in June, Rispone said, “I’ve found myself debating with Edwards in my sleep at three in the morning.”

Phony Rispone should put his money where his mouth is and actually commit.

“Rispone has been ducking debates to serve himself and conceal his record from Louisianans,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “Louisiana voters deserve to hear about Eddie Rispone’s plan to take the state back to the failed Jindal era. It’s time for Rispone to stop hiding and debate Gov. Edwards.”