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Trump turns his campaign focus to Louisiana governor's race

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, November 06 2019 Nov 6, 2019 November 06, 2019 4:49 AM November 06, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - President Donald Trump is turning his attention to the nation's last gubernatorial race of 2019, seeking to drive Louisiana's Democratic governor from office.
  
The president is traveling Wednesday night to the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe. There, he'll rally supporters to cast their ballots for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, bidding to keep Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards from a second term.
  
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" and Edwards as "a disaster."
  
Edwards downplays Trump's efforts as Washington-style partisanship.
  
Republicans want to reclaim the governorship in a Deep South state where they believe Edwards' 2015 victory was a fluke. Democrats believe securing an Edwards win could demonstrate competitiveness in the region.

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