A hotel ballroom in Baton Rouge was filled to capacity Thursday, as AARP hosted a forum for the gubernatorial candidates Thursday. Three of the four leading contenders showed up.
“I want to thank Scott and Jay for being here today. You know, showing up counts,” John Bel Edwards quipped, prompting appreciative laughter.
David Vitter, who was holding a hearing in Washington, D.C., did not attend, so he took a bit of ribbing.