According to a press release, the “debate” will allow voters to ask the candidates questions via social media, which will be relayed by Marcelle Fontenot. Her weeknight co-anchor, Jim Hummel, will serve as moderator.
Voters can submit questions in text or video form by posting them on KATC’s Facebook and Twitter pages with the hashtag #KATCDebate. Viewers can also comment during the broadcast using the same hashtag.
Angelle and Higgins finished first-second, respectively, in the Nov. 8 primary, and since then the race has gotten exceedingly ugly, pulling in super PACs and opposition research. Higgins has accused Angelle of being a career politician and on the corporate dole, while the Angelle camp has made much ado about allegations that Higgins skipped out on tens of thousands of dollars in back child support. Higgins has either denied the allegations or claimed they're inaccurate, but telephone conversations posted to Facebook by an ex-wife appear to undercut those claims.