Third Circuit Court of Appeal candidate Candyce Perret appeared on Thursday afternoon's edition of KPEL 96.5 FM's "The Ross Report" two days after a brief softball interview on the station's morning show.
This interview with host Carol Ross was something completely different (we'll be surprised if Perret posts this one to her campaign Facebook page).
For 25 minutes after a brief statement by Perret about why she is seeking the seat, Ross peppered the candidate with questions about "her legal troubles" ranging from her 2004 arrest in Florida for public indecency to the series of three lawsuits filed by Perret's former fiancé against her over the three years following their 2004 breakup to the ongoing federal investigation of her husband Hunter's company, Louisiana Specialty Institute. (The IND has reported on all of those issues. Read more here.)
Perret was evasive and tried slipping the questions, but Ross persisted. Callers joined in, although one caller sided with Perret saying that Ross had revealed her bias against the candidate. (Listen to it below.)
Perret and her runoff opponent Susan Theall will meet in a forum hosted by Louisiana Citizens Action Network (LA-CAN) next Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Petroleum Club. Event organizer Joyce Linde called into The Ross Report to confirm that the candidates will each be allowed up to 10 minutes of opening remarks before the event will be opened to questions from the floor.
Linde said potential attendees must RSVP to La-Can.org in order to be admitted.