BREAKING: Democrat John Bel Edwards Re-Elected in Close Race for Louisiana Governor

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Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards stuns GOP, wins reelection to a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor.

From Axios

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards overcame a tough challenge from the President Trump-backed businessman Eddie Rispone to be re-elected Louisiana governor late Saturday, AP reports.

The big picture: Both Edwards and Rispone seemed within striking distance of the seat leading up to the vote — which pit a rare Democratic Southern governor against Republican challenger Rispone, who appeared alongside President Trump at a rally in the state last week.

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