Trump turns his campaign focus to Louisiana governor's race
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By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted – Nov 5th, 2019 @ 11:23pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year, bidding to drive out Louisiana’s Democratic governor in a display of political influence ahead of the 2020 elections.
The president is to travel Wednesday to the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe hoping to muster votes for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone and keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term in a crimson state Trump won by 20 percentage points. Early voting ends Saturday in the Nov. 16 election.
An endorsement video circulated by the state GOP shows Trump describing Rispone as “a fantastic man, a great success. Everything he’s touched has turned to gold.” The president calls Edwards “a disaster.”
Republicans want to reclaim the governorship in a Deep South state where they believe Edwards won in a 2015 fluke election against a flawed candidate beset by a prostitution scandal. Democrats believe securing a second Edwards victory could demonstrate competitiveness in states where the party rarely achieves a statewide office.
November 6, 2019 at 8:01 AM #213422rampartParticipant
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this election is life or death for Louisiana, and i’m afraid we are about to choose death.
this is a run off, and the regressive legislative supermajorities have already been elected. rispone claims to be a “job creating” businessman” and shows a lot of trump (and a lot of lies) in his 24/7 ads.
November 6, 2019 at 6:40 PM #213940Ohio BarbarianModerator
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You can always move to Cleveland. We got a lot of refugees from Katrina who never went home. They have vastly improved the Cajun cuisine around here.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
November 6, 2019 at 6:19 PM #213923FYDUParticipant
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Rispone is a lying racist. Say goodbye to teachers salaries and benefits if he gets in.
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