Thursday, September 22, 2011

Political News Item! 

Capitol News Bureau via The Hayride:

Lieutenant governor candidate Billy Nungesser has backed out of two upcoming forums with incumbent Jay Dardenne, campaign and event representatives said Thursday.

Nungesser scrapped a Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge event set for Friday evening as well as one sponsored by the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday afternoon because of “scheduling conflicts,” campaign spokeswoman Amy Jones said.

“He is committed to attend an event for a charity foundation in New Orleans on Friday night and has a fundraising lunch on Monday,” Jones said.
Update: Wow that was late notice. Reaction from the Pachyderms and Press Club here.
Update #2 brings us this quote from Billy, who aspires to be the face of tourism for our State:

Nungesser said he has been "to every Republican group around the state. I look forward to the debates. He (Dardenne) has nothing to run on but his record and it sucks."