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Vote Louisiana: U.S. Senate candidate sues over debate plan

Vote Louisiana: U.S. Senate candidate sues over debate plan

Candidate Troy Hebert argues LPB's debate policy would put taxpayer money into promoting rich candidates, while shutting out poor candidates. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Candidate Troy Hebert argues LPB's debate policy would put taxpayer money into promoting rich candidates, while shutting out poor candidates. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A judge will decide which candidates for a Louisiana U.S. Senate seat can participate in a publicly funded, statewide debate. 

Independent senate candidate Troy Hebert took a case to court Oct. 12, claiming Louisiana Public Broadcasting is unfairly restricting debate participation. 

LPB wants to limit participation to candidates who have raised one million dollars or more for their campaigns. Hebert argues that policy would put taxpayer money into promoting rich candidates, while shutting out poor candidates.

Hebert says only five of the 24 candidates for U.S. Senate meet the one million dollar requirement.

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