Louisiana’s Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state: media


FILE PHOTO: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a news conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, has won re-election to a second term, according to media reports, narrowly defeating a Republican opponent who had tightly aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The victory for Edwards, the only Democratic government in the Deep South, provides a barometer on the value of Trump’s endorsement for Republican candidates ahead the 2020 elections….

Source reuters.com

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