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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.
BREAKING: Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards stuns GOP, wins reelection to a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 17, 2019
JUST IN: The AP projects Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has won re-election, defeating GOP opponent Eddie Rispone.
This is the third and final gubernatorial election of 2019 and the second loss for President Trump, who campaigned for all 3 Republicans.
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 17, 2019
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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