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Trump-backed candidate loses Louisiana governor's race


Added 11-17-19 02:18:02am EST - “Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards declared victory? against Republican rival Eddie Rispone late Saturday ?" a narrow win that came despite President Trumps's aggres?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Trump-backed candidate loses Louisiana governor’s race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards declared victory  against Republican rival Eddie Rispone late Saturday — a narrow win that came despite President Trumps’s aggressive support for the GOP challenger.

“How sweet it is!” Edwards told a crowd of supporters, adding that he had spoken with Rispone by phone.

The Associated Press named Edwards the victor with 96 percent of precincts reporting and an advantage of just over 19,300 votes.

Trump had lobbied hard for the Republican businessman, making three separate trips to Louisiana to rally Republican voters.

But those efforts fell short, making Edwards Louisiana’s sole Democratic statewide elected official.

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