Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Defeats Republican Eddie Rispone, Despite Trump – NPR


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Defeats Republican Eddie Rispone, Even with Trump In Saturday’s race, Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Democrat, was capable to defeat Republican Eddie Rispone, who President Trump heartily endorsed.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media in Shreveport, La., Thursday. Saturday, Edwards, a Democrat, beat out Republican Eddie Rispone, who President Trump endorsed.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media in Shreveport, La., Thursday. Saturday, Edwards, a Democrat, defeat out Republican Eddie Rispone, who President Trump endorsed.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, held on to his seat Saturday right after a tricky problem from his Republican opponent, Eddie Rispone, a wealthy businessman and political newcomer who President Trump supported.

Edwards is the only Democratic governor in the Deep South and is not a standard Democrat. He is a professional-Next Amendment gun proprietor who signed 1 of the country’s strictest anti-abortion expenses this 12 months.

This is the third and last gubernatorial election of 2019 and the next reduction for President Trump who campaigned for all three candidates. The president was in Louisiana this 7 days and framed the race as a personal referendum, urging voters to unseat Edwards.

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About two weeks in the past, Republican Tate Reeves gained the open seat in Mississippi, but in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear ousted Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin.

Edwards’ second expression may well be a bitter capsule for Trump who had significantly invested in this year’s elections forward of his personal election in 2020.