Skip to comments.Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff
Posted on 10/13/2019 4:07:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards quest for a second term as the Deep Souths only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.
The incumbents inability to top 50% of the vote in the six-candidate field raised questions about his reelection chances against a national Republican offensive that includes President Donald Trump. Trump made a last-minute appeal to Louisianas voters to reject Edwards.
Edwards will compete in the Nov. 16 runoff against Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime GOP political donor making his first bid for public office. Rispone largely self-financed his campaign, capturing second place after outspending fellow Republican contender U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham 5-to-1. [ ]
Trump took credit for keeping Edwards from an outright victory, saying in a tweet that Edwards has done a poor job. NOW HE IS IN A RUNOFF WITH A GREAT REPUBLICAN, @EddieRispone. Thank you Louisiana! He claimed Edwards support fell after I explained what a bad job the Governor was doing.
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In some foreshadowing, national democrats are dragging down local democrats.
Meanwhile, Trump is boosting local pubbies.
PotUS is Tom Perez /eminence grise/.
Just prior to the election, polls had Edwards with 47%, Riposte and Abraham with 22% and 20% respectively and two other minor candidates combining for about 3%. This left 8% undecided and and up for grabs.
If Edwards could split the baby and get just under half of those undecided, he had it.
The Dem strategy to accomplish this included a last minute smug robocall from Obama. Trumps strategy was a massive last minute rally in Lake George.
In the end, pretty much all of that 8% went to the Republicans.
I found it excellent and a good sign for 2020.
I think my coffee is not working this morning.
I had to google the too cool term in the first post and I am not aware of a Lake George in Louisiana. Perchance the second poster should try another King named Charles...
Of course AP didnt include the Presidents whole tweet because of their political bias.
The two republicans received 51% of the vote. Edwards got 47%.
All aboard the Trump Train!
IDIOT Republicans nominated David Vitter!!!
I'm pretty sure we'll have a Republican Governor this time around!
Theres too much use of personality hate Trump preferences as the excuse for quote, impeachment, unquote. Its a distraction from the real reason. What should be looked into and brought to public attention is the connection to the corruption used by the swamp creatures Trump would put a screeching halt to. And offered as the real reason why democrats are going after Trump.
BREAKING: Pelosis Son Now Involved In Ukraine Scandal- Democrat Party In Shambles
Rightwingtribune.com ^ | Dean James & Dean Garrison at DC Clothesline October 4, 2019
Posted on 10/04/2019 12:21:05 PM PDT by Red Badger
Hunter Biden move over. Now Nancy Pelosis son may be looking to take center stage with the Ukraine controversy. Paul Pelosi, Jr. spent time in Ukraine in 2017.
BOOM: Nancy Pelosis son Paul Pelosi Jr. (who went to Ukraine in 2017) was a board member of Viscoil and executive at its related company NRGLab, which DID ENERGY Business in UKRAINE! And Nancy Pelosi appeared in a promotional video for the company!
Top Romney Adviser Worked With Hunter Biden On Board Of Ukrainian Energy Company
Federalist ^ | September 26, 2019 | Erielle Davidson
Posted on 10/4/2019, 8:14:46 PM by cocoapuff
Federalist—According to Burismas website, Joseph Cofer Black (Romney adviser) was appointed in February of 2017 and continues to serve on its board. The timelines would indicate that Black and Biden worked together at Burisma, and indeed, web archives from late 2017 show Black and Biden listed simultaneously on the board.
Burisma Paid Joe Biden $900,000 for Lobbying Ukrainian MP
Ukraine News Agency ^ | October 9th 2019
Posted on 10/9/2019, 2:22:20 PM by Jacquerie
KYIV. Oct 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials.
Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, “describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr.” at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine’s press center in Kyiv on Wednesday.
“This was the transfer of Burisma Group’s funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference was payment for consultative services,” Derkach said.
This stuff goes back to 2008;
Thanks for the info—if the polling “undecideds” are mostly Republican we are in good shape.
Democrat media was shell-shocked. It was a great night for the GOP.
And you know Trump will be back. He deserves the credit!
Vitter was an excellent Conservative. RINOs helped sabotage him and endorsed Edwards.
HOORAY Americans! 1 vote is too many for the ‘rat crime syndicate reps.
Dems, keep on talking impeachment... You are doing a great job. Keep it up in 2020, and you might see a landslide. 435 to 0!!
Any excuse for not winning this seat?
What a terrible article, didnt say the actual results even once.
But he was soliciting Prostitutes!! Don't nominate anyone involved in a sex scandal!!!
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