LA Lt. Governor candidates make last minute stops - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LA Lt. Governor candidates make last minute stops on election day

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Candidates for the Lieutenant Governor seat spent November 2nd making last minute campaign stops throughout the state of Louisiana.

Democratic candidate Caroline Fayard made a stop at State Representative A. B. Franklin's office in Lake Charles at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fayard spent an hour talking with residents in the area and held a live radio campaign broadcast on 104.9 FM.

Fayard is gearing her campaign toward keeping jobs, rebuilding tourism, and making sure that the cultural economy continues to grow.

Although her Republican opponent Jay Dardenne may have more experience in Louisiana, Fayard believes a fresh start may be what the state needs.

"Certainly I am against a veteran politician and I don't necessarily think that experience has gotten Louisiana where it needs to be," said Fayard. "I can offer a fresh face of ideas and a positive perspective on everything we need to be doing in the state of Louisiana and I think the voters are responding to that."

Republican Opponent Jay Dardenne was also making some last minute campaign stops in Baton Rouge on November 2nd.

Dardenne said he believes his experience in Louisiana will work toward his advantage in this race.

"Obviously I've been on the ballot before and it runs statewide so that helps with any recognition that certainly is a bit of a benefit," said Dardenne.

But since this is a new race for both Dardenne and Fayard alike, Dardenne said he is confident voters will pick the right candidate for the job.

"People tend to look at each race differently and evaluate the candidates and compare them and I hope they'll do that," said Dardenne. "I hope they've been doing that in this race and that they've been looking at our backgrounds and experiences to see who is the best person to be in this position."

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Flu season already hitting Louisiana hard

    Flu season already hitting Louisiana hard

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-12-14 01:11:05 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Flu season is upon us.  But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana are already seeing high levels of flu activity. "Our ER director here at the hospital mentioned to me today that we've seen definitely in the last two weeks an increase in cases," said Christus St. Patrick's Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Timothy Haman. "Two to three to four patients a day, and we saw six yesterday."  H...More >>
    Flu season is upon us.  But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana are already seeing high levels of flu activity. "Our ER director here at the hospital mentioned to me today that we've seen definitely in the last two weeks an increase in cases," said Christus St. Patrick's Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Timothy Haman. "Two to three to four patients a day, and we saw six yesterday."  H...More >>
  • Long-term solution coming for downtown sinkholes

    Long-term solution coming for downtown sinkholes

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-12-14 00:39:35 GMT
    (SOURCE: The City of Lake Charles)(SOURCE: The City of Lake Charles)

    Sinkholes in the road are an issue all over Lake Charles and a pretty common sight in the Downtown area. Drivers usually have to dodge the cones, especially on Division Street. If you drive down the stretch of Division Street, in between Ryan and Bilbo, you're probably used to avoiding a sinkhole. The most recent one was fixed Tuesday, caused by a cracked drainage line under the street where water seeped out and created a void. “They just go in, cut out a section and pour as...

    More >>

    Sinkholes in the road are an issue all over Lake Charles and a pretty common sight in the Downtown area. Drivers usually have to dodge the cones, especially on Division Street. If you drive down the stretch of Division Street, in between Ryan and Bilbo, you're probably used to avoiding a sinkhole. The most recent one was fixed Tuesday, caused by a cracked drainage line under the street where water seeped out and created a void. “They just go in, cut out a section and pour as...

    More >>
  • HEAR THEM SING: Henry Heights French Immersion program sings Christmas carols

    HEAR THEM SING: Henry Heights French Immersion program sings Christmas carols

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:32 PM EST2017-12-14 00:32:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Students in the French Immersion program at Henry Heights stopped by KPLC Midday today to sing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did.

    More >>

    Students in the French Immersion program at Henry Heights stopped by KPLC Midday today to sing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly