Voters want issues, not trash talk, in lieutenant governor's race

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 3:16pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 12:43pm

The race for lieutenant governor is one of the most heated of this year's election season. Voters in Baton Rouge say they're tired of all the mudslinging and want to hear about what the candidates will do to help Louisiana.

"What's important to me (are their) plans and vision. I think what Louisiana lacks is vision,” said voter David Day. “I'm not so interested in hearing people run for office as much as I am hearing about two men and their vision for Louisiana from the ground up."

David Day is not sure who he's voting for yet. He does know the man who gets the job needs to be able to take the Bayou State to the next level.

Day wants them "to promote the Department of Recreation and Tourism, and to make sure that our parks, museums, and those other things are solid. Louisiana could be a tourist attraction for the rest of the country. We've done a good job, but we can do a whole lot better."

Both incumbent Jay Dardenne and his opponent Billy Nungesser feel they're right for the job.

Nungesser stated, "It's time for someone to stand up for the people and not the politicians. As you saw during the four hurricanes and the oil spill, I was out front fighting for Louisiana, and we need more of that in Baton Rouge.”

Dardenne said, "The people have given me the honor of being their lieutenant governor for the past ten months, and I hope the job that I've done merits my being reelected this fall to serve for the full term, (the) next four years."

On October 22, David Day and the rest of Louisiana will find out who holds the second highest office in Louisiana.

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