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Democrat John Bel Edwards Wins Louisiana Governor’s Race Despite Two Trump Visits

Democrat John Bel Edwards at a campaign rally. Photo via John Bel Edwards campaign.

Democrat John Bel Edwards won re-election in Louisiana in Saturday night’s election, despite a national GOP effort to unseat him. President Donald Trump, who easily won the state in 2016, visited the state twice in the final ten days of the race to help Republican Eddie Rispone, drawing thousands of supporters to his rallies. Read coverage at Louisiana new site Bayou Brief for more on the Louisiana race.