Baton Rouge Press Club will host forum for congressional candidates April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum on Monday, April 19, for the two candidates in the runoff for the 2nd Congressional District, Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter, both Democrats and both state senators from New Orleans. The hour-long forum will start at 1:30 p.m. and will be at the Burden Conference Center at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane South, at the intersection with I-10. Masks will be required, and there will be social distancing. Parking is free at the center. Jim Engster, president of the Press Club, will moderate. Only members of the media and the Press Club will be allowed to ask questions. The election is April 24. The 2nd Congressional District is a majority Black district, centered in New Orleans but stretches up the Mississippi River to north Baton Rouge.