BREAKING: Louisiana Democrat Incumbent John Bel Edwards Hangs Onto His Seat in Nail-Biter Governor’s Race

Incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards defeated Republican challenger businessman Eddie Rispone on Saturday night.

President Trump traveled to Louisiana earlier this week to elevate Rispone in a mega MAGA rally but Rispone didn’t make it across the finish line.

The Louisiana governor’s race was a nail-biter and incumbent John Bel Edwards won by about 2 percentage points with 98.5% of the precincts reporting.

With 98.45% of the precincts reporting, Dem John Bel Edwards received 754,978 votes vs. GOP Eddie Rispone at 721,720 votes.

Eddie Rispone, 70, is a businessman who has never run for public office before so he didn’t have the public recognition that other seasoned politicians have going into a high profile race.

Republican Kyle Ardoin won the race for Secretary of State with nearly 60% of the vote.


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