Edwards, Rispone advance to run-off in Governor’s Election

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards easily secured a place in November’s run-off. 



But a late Republican charge, including from President Donald Trump, didn’t allow for an outright win.

Edwards secured 47 percent of more than 1.3 million votes. The biggest drama in the race came in seeing which of his two biggest challengers would oppose him in November. 

Eddie Rispone earned that mark, earning 27 percent of the vote – just more than the 24 percent earned by Ralph Abraham.



Throughout the race, the Republican challengers questioned Edwards’ stance on economic issues and also the state’s future.

Edwards pointed to several stats which show the state is in a promising picture going forward – given the economic picture he inherited 4 years ago.