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Democrat Louisiana Governor Wins Re-Election, Defeats Republican Challenger Eddie Rispone

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It was a nail-biter, just as it was in Kentucky last week. But the result was the same. A Democrat defeated a Republican for the governorship. First, Matt Bevin lost his race. On Saturday, Eddie Rispone lost his in Louisiana.

Rispone sought to become the Pelican State’s governor, having never before run for public office. He had tremendous support from President Trump. Naturally, the left will declare this a hit on 45’s record. Here’s the break down, via The Hill:

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) won a second term on Saturday, overcoming a wealthy Republican challenger in a state that has increasingly leaned to the right in recent years.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Edwards led businessman Eddie Rispone (R) by 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent margin. The Associated Press projected Edwards would hold on.


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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, upon winning reelection: “As for the president, God bless his heart.”

The final margin is likely to be very close. A Dem strategist I just spoke with credits LSU’s win vs. Alabama for voters’ satisfaction w/ direction of state & Edwards’s razor-thin victory. #LAGOV

We all know major cities are trending blue, but Edwards (D) breaking 90% in Orleans Parish is still pretty breathtaking. #LAGOV

A key to tonight’s #LAGOV outcome: the small but critical bloc of Ralph Abraham (R) primary voters who either stayed home or voted for Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) in the runoff.

It sure was evident in the parish-level results tonight.

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Much like the #KYGov race, the #LAGov runoff was decided by a few thousand votes.

Folks, anyone who tells you that your vote does not count is lying to you.

Donald Trump’s night so far:

– Mysteriously taken to Walter Reed hospital
– Democrat John Bel Edwards defeats Trump’s guy Ripsone in #lagov election
– Mike Pence aide gives impeachment testimony that totally screws Trump
– Trump is going to prison
– It’s still only 11pm

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected].