Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards Apparent Winner In Saturday's Election

John Bel Edwards Campaigns In New Orleans Ahead Of Gubernatorial Runoff Election

Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media at the Case Closed Barbershop on November 15, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Louisiana's Democratic governor is the apparent winner in Saturday's election.

John Bel Edwards leads Republican challenger Eddie Rispone by about 19,000 votes with 96% of the ballots counted.

President Trump campaigned in Louisiana on behalf of Rispone. It was the second time this month that Trump personally campaigned for a Republican candidate for governor. The first was in Kentucky and both times they fell short.

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