"I don't feel comfortable standing next to the man. That's the truth." — State Rep. Ernest Wooton of Belle Chasse, a third-party Senatorial candidate, as he stood next to U.S. Sen. David Vitter at the Oct. 27 debate hosted by WDSU-TV. When Vitter protested, Wooton delivered the finishing blow: "You're not standing next to a hypocrite. I am."
"Louisiana is in the midst of the most serious budget crisis in our history, and our governor is absent without leave. I shouldn't be surprised. ... As our colleges and universities face crippling budget cuts and the future of our health care system is in doubt, Jindal himself is not minding the store. Who can keep track of where he is these days? I don't know if he's campaigning for another politician in California, Wisconsin or New Hampshire, or raising money for himself in Texas or Maryland." — Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, in a letter to the editor of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Oct. 26. That day, Gov. Bobby Jindal was in New Mexico at a fundraiser.