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Louisiana governor runoff candidates focus on Jindal, Obama

1 year 8 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, October 25 2015 Oct 25, 2015 October 25, 2015 11:23 AM October 25, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - As the two men vying to be Louisiana's next governor move into the campaign ahead of a Nov. 21 runoff, they're asking the state's voters to decide who's more unpopular in the state: term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal or Democratic President Barack Obama.

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards highlighted their strategies Saturday night as the candidate list was whittled to two in the governor's race.

Vitter called Edwards a liberal and said supporting the state representative would "be the same as voting to make Barack Obama governor of Louisiana." Edwards said Vitter represents a "third Jindal term" in office.

Obama remains highly unpopular in the conservative state, but so does Jindal, with the governor's policies criticized as causing continued financial problems at home.

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