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The Latest: Polls close as governor reaches for primary win

Added 10-12-19 10:03:02pm EST - “The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Polls close as governor reaches for primary win”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards‘ fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local):

Polls have closed in Louisiana’s election, with the Deep South’s only Democratic governor waiting to learn if he’ll win a second term outright or if he’ll have to campaign until November.

The governor’s race topped a primary ballot Saturday, with Gov. John Bel Edwards facing five opponents.

His two major challengers are Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone.

The race has drawn national GOP interest. President Donald Trump held a rally on election eve in which he urged Louisiana Republicans to vote against Edwards.

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