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56th Governor of Louisiana

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John Bel Edwards: 56th Governor of Louisiana
John Bel Edwards is an American politician, military veteran, and attorney serving as the 56th governor of Louisiana since 2016. A Democrat, he was the Democratic leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives for two terms.


With Louisiana Vote, a Governor and State Chart Their Own Path

Gov. John Bel Edwards was called the “accidental governor” when he was first elected to lead Louisiana four years ago. After winning again, no one is calling him an accident now.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Governor John Bel Edwards win re-election in Lousiana governor's race

Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards secured his re-election on Saturday night. Edwards defeated Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.
CBS News - Published

Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins 2nd term to remain Deep South's only Democratic governor

John Bel Edwards won a second term to remain the only Democratic governor in the Deep South despite an all-out effort by President Donald Trump.
USATODAY.com - Published

In Louisiana, a Vote for Governor and a Test for Trump

John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, a rare Democratic governor in the South, is hoping to hold on. His opponent, Eddie Rispone, is relying on President Trump’s popularity.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana voters head to the polls for governor's election

It's election day in Louisiana and voters across the state are making their way to the polls to participate in the tight runoff race for governor. Associate producer for the CBS News political unit..
CBS News - Published

Trump pushing for GOP candidate Eddie Rispone to unseat John Bel Edwards in Louisiana governor's race

Voters will decide between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in Saturday's Louisiana governor election.
USATODAY.com - Published

Why the Louisiana Governor’s Race Is So Close

As voters cast ballots on Saturday for Gov. John Bel Edwards or Eddie Rispone, Louisiana’s traditional regional divide is giving way to an urban versus rural political chasm.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump tells voters: 'You got to give me a big win'

President Donald Trump told Louisiana voters "you got to give me a big win." Trump campaigned Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards says Rispone brought..
USATODAY.com - Published

2020 Daily Trail Markers: After Kentucky win, Dems look to Louisiana

This Saturday, Louisiana will hold an election between incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone
CBS News - Published

Trump rallies supporters for Louisiana's Republican candidate for governor

President Trump railed against Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the South's only Democratic governor, in a fiery rally Wednesday night for Edwards' opponent, Eddie Rispone. Weijia Jiang reports..
CBS News - Published

In Louisiana, Trump Attacks ‘Deranged’ Impeachment Inquiry and ‘Radical’ Governor

Ahead of another election, the president sought to tie the state’s Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, to the party he has repeatedly painted as “delusional.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Watch live: Trump rallies supporters in Monroe, Louisiana

The president is rallying in Louisiana for businessman Eddie Rispone, who is trying to unseat Governor John Bel Edwards
CBS News - Published

Louisiana governor's race heads for November runoff

Louisiana voters will decide on their next governor next month. The state held a "jungle primary" Saturday; incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards will run against Republican businessman Eddie..
CBS News - Published

Gov. Edwards of Louisiana Forced Into Runoff With Republican

Republicans mounted an aggressive campaign to unseat Gov. John Bel Edwards, one of the few Democratic governors in the South. He was forced into a runoff scheduled for next month.
NYTimes.com - Published

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards faces runoff in Louisiana against Republican businessman

John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a runoff Nov. 16.
USATODAY.com - Published

Keep a conservative Democrat governor or go Republican? Louisiana voters decide

Louisiana voters were casting ballots on Saturday in the governor's race, with U.S. President Donald Trump urging people to choose one of two Republicans in the race to force a run-off election against..
Reuters - Published

See where the Louisiana governor candidates stand on key issues

See where Louisiana governor candidates Ralph Abraham, Eddie Rispone and John Bell Edwards stand on Medicaid expansion, minimum wage and other issues.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump to rally supporters in Lake Charles, Louisiana — live stream

President Trump is hoping to help spur a runoff election in the race for governor. He'd like to see Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, unseated by a GOP challenger
CBS News - Published

Pence campaigns in Louisiana governor's race as he and Trump hope for runoff

Vice President Mike Pence rallied voters in Louisiana to choose either Ralph Abraham or Eddie Rispone to oust Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
USATODAY.com - Published

In Louisiana, Messaging During Storms Carries Big Political Weight

Bland? Maybe. But Gov. John Bel Edwards brought a different tone to hurricane response than his predecessors in a state where such responses matter.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana Governor: Barry not worst case scenario

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry had not caused the disastrous floods that were forecast, but he urged residents to be cautious as they..
USATODAY.com - Published

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