However, out of the three televised debates so far, he has attended only one out of three and according to the AP, appears not to be attending three more scheduled before election day.
Should that projection stand, Vitter will have attended only two out of seven statewide televised debates. His campaign has noted that he has been present at over 30 forums as a candidate, but those are limited in scope in terms of audience and content.
A Friday press release said: David Vitter announced that he will be attending two issue specific debates next week. Vitter is also confirmed for the Louisiana Tech Debate on Thursday, October 15.
“We’ll never achieve the Louisiana we all want without dramatically improving education for all our children. The budget may be our most immediate crisis, but education is our biggest, most important one long-term,” Vitter said. “I’m also the only candidate to make litigation reform a real priority to end frivolous lawsuits that cost us jobs. I’ve been attacked because of that, but I’m not backing down. Both of these issues are very central to this race.”
Monday, October 12
The American Federation for Children Gubernatorial Debate
6 pm CT
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier Street
Chinoiseri A Room
Tuesday, October 13
11 am CT
Coalition for Common Sense & Lawsuit Abuse Watch Debate
11:00 a.m. CT
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center,
201 Lafayette Street
Thursday, October 15
6 pm CT
Louisiana Tech University Debate