Voters in Louisana ignored President Donald Trump's pleas and reelected Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in another humiliating defeat for Trump.
John Bel Edwards hangs onto his seat as Governor of Louisiana.
The outcome of this race could show how much influence Trump still does — or doesn’t — have.
Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards narrowly won reelection, CNN projected Saturday night, beating out Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, who was backed by President Donald Trump.
He’s not officially on the ballot, but he’s desperate for proof that voters love him enough to take down a popular Democrat.
The lone Democratic governor in the Deep South is trying to hang onto his seat.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards beat Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, a close ally of President Trump, to win a second term.
John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, a rare Democratic governor in the South, was re-elected for a second term, beating back a challenger heavily supported by President Trump.
The Deep South’s only Democratic governor was forced into a runoff against Trump ally Eddie Rispone.
Louisiana's incumbent Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards was re-elected to another four year term by a narrow 2.6 percent margin.
Louisiana's incumbent governor, John Bel Edwards, fended off a challenge from Trump-backed Republican, Eddie Rispone.
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