Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao and his challenger, state Rep. Cedric Richmond, will meet at two public forums this week. The first is sponsored by the Urban League of New Orleans and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Dillard University, with a candidates' reception in the atrium at 5 pm and the debate getting underway at 6:30 in Lecture Hall 115. Also participating at the Dillard event will be independent candidate Anthony Marquize.
The second forum — presented by the Neighborhoods Partnership Network and the Louisiana AARP — will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 at UNO's Lindy Boggs Center and moderated by WWL-TV's Dennis Woltering. Tickets are free to the public, but attendees must RSVP to 866-448-3620. This forum will also be live-streamed on wwltv.com.