U.S. Congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry finally sat down for an actual debate tonight and got to the heart of a lot of interesting questions on Obamacare, Medicare, negative campaigning, and jobs in the oil and gas industry.  If you missed it, we have the full debate, broken down into questions so you can hear the parts you're interested in.

We broadcast this debate live on Cajun Radio 1470/1290 AM this evening, thanks to our sister station, Newsradio KPEL 96.5 in Lafayette.  First off, here were the rules of the debate.  A coin toss determined who went first.

  • Candidate 1 gets asked the question and has :90 to answer.
  • Candidate 2 gets a :60 rebuttal.
  • Candidate 1 gets a :30 wrap-up.
  • Then, the process is reversed -- Candidate 2 gets a stab at the same question for :90.
  • Candidate 1 gets a :60 rebuttal.
  • Candidate 2 gets a :30 wrap-up.

Opening Statements -- First Boustany, Then Landry


QUESTION #1:  If Obamacare is repealed, what solutions would you propose for health care in this country?

Jeff Landry's Response:

Charles Boustany's Response:

QUESTION #2:  What kind of changes would you make to Medicare to make it work better?

Charles Boustany's Response:

Jeff Landry's Response:

QUESTION #3:  This campaign has been exceptionally negative.  Do you think your inability to be civil is damaging to the American political process, and what would you do to reverse this trend?

Jeff Landry's Response:

Charles Boustany Response:

QUESTION #4:  Which of you are more inclined to create jobs in the oil and gas industry?

Charles Boustany's Response:

Jeff Landry's Response: