NEW ORLEANS— Two candidates in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race met Thursday night in their first televised debate.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, one of her Republican opponents, debated at the Georges Auditorium at Dillard University in New Orleans which was taped for airing Friday night on WDSU TV.

Landrieu and Maness tackled issues of federal minimum wage, campaign finance and border security.

“The bill that I voted for — and I’m proud to have voted for — adds 40,000 guards for our border,” Landrieu said.

“The agents in Louisiana tell me there are 45,000 illegal aliens


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