It’s runoff week, so Scott and I are talking elections. Of particular interest to us is the race in Louisiana’s third Congressional District where Scott Angelle is in a very tight race with Clay Higgins. We talk to Chris Comeaux from the Higgins campaign and Ryan Cross from Angelle’s. We ask both about different aspects of the race, about their candidates, and about what they feel they can do for Louisiana. The conversation almost instantly turns to involve the effect that Donald trump has had on this race, and what effect he has had on politics in general. Both Comeaux and Cross feel that their candidate can relate to the sentiment that is “The Trump Effect.” Scott and I also ask about how this race has gotten much more intense in the closing week with attack ads and a satirical piece about Higgins. Both guys explain the reaction from their respective camps.
Before the interviews, in a rather humorous segment, Scott and I get repeatedly interrupted by robo-calls as they talk about how robo-calls are annoying.
After Comeaux and Cross, we talk about the Mayor’s race in Baton Rouge.