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Quote of the week: Jay Dardenne


  "I show up. I go to forums even when I don't know what the questions are going to be. Oh, I have not frequented prostitution — and certainly have not done that sitting on the floor of the United States Congress." — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, asked how he differs from U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Dardenne was the only one of four major candidates for governor who showed up at a forum sponsored by Baton Rouge NPR affiliate WRKF-FM.

  The Dardenne campaign was pleased enough with the answer to immediately post it on the lieutenant governor's Twitter account. It was the race's first major jab at Vitter's prostitute scandal, but it's unlikely to be the last.

  Early voting in the gubernatorial primary is Oct. 10-17. The primary election is Oct. 24.

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