Skip to comments.WAFB PROJECTION: Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term
Posted on 11/16/2019 8:11:16 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisianas governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster. Edwards was first elected in 2015, breaking through an eight-year lockout of Democratic governors across the Deep South.
... With a clear challenger for Edwards, President Trump and other prominent Republicans rallied behind Rispone. But, Edwards used President Trumps backing of Rispone to his own advantage, increasing his support among minority voters.
Edwards is expected to make his victory speech shortly.
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Well, I guess the voters down there are hard pressed to gain any value from looking how bad other areas are that are run by Democrat leaders.
Why dems keep winning boggles the mind. Testing cheating for 2020?
He is Pro Life and Pro Second Amendment.
His positions on Life
Signed one of country’s most restrictive anti-abortion laws. (Dec 2018)
Unblemished anti-abortion voting record. (Oct 2015)
AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values. (Oct 2015)
Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking. (Oct 2015)
Abortion is the freedom of choice. (Nov 2006)
...On 2nd Amendment
We need to do a better job with our background checks. (Dec 2018)
I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats. (Oct 2015)
Maintain restrictions & records of individuals and guns. (Nov 2006)
Edwards ran as pro-gun and anti-abortion candidate. Are other Democrats gonna adopt these beliefs to win future elections? Democrats can’t run as who they really are, they have to pretend to be Republican to win in the South and Flyover States. This really has to cause them some concern for 2020 Presidential and down ballots.
Being a native of the state, I have some insights from family still living there. This was NOT a referendum on Trump, despite what anyone will hear from the media in the coming days/weeks. In the primary, there were two republicans running. Abraham, a doctor, was favored by MANY die-hard social conservatives. Rispone was not, as I understand it, as conservative.
Bel Edwards has run as a blue dog, so yes, miles apart from CA and Pelosi and what is happening on the Federal level. He has raised taxes (don’t they always?) and turned around and gave the money to the Teachers as a raise. Since there are many minorities in LA and especially as teachers, the outcome is somewhat predictable. Had Abraham run against Bel Edwards, it might have been different. In any case, BE had a harder road to climb this time and a quick look at the map will show more red across the state than blue. It remains to be seen what his popularity will be going forward, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it staying high.
More red than blue but population centers.
Bel Edwards is very conservative even more so than some GOP. He gets on well with Trump. He could switch parties like the gov in WVA did who was a Dem and switched to GOP.
This is now 2 for 2, whereby in Kentucky, Bevin lost by a nose, while all the other positions (nearly) went full-on Republican with big margins.
Now the same pattern in Louisiana.
I just do not believe that both Gov races lost by a hair to the Dems, while all the rest (nearly) went to the Republicans with significant margins.
Something is rotten.
WTF HELL!!!! Maybe people don’t really care and the GOP is absolutely f-ing worthless!!!! These are looked at as small losses by us and great victories by them. We do not understand political war and how the left is killing us. I would simply say demographics again is key to the shrinking USA.
Thanks for the mention.
Sounds good on those two points.
Wonder what his take is on the Transgender nonsense sweeping the nation.
“This really has to cause them some concern for 2020 Presidential and down ballots.”
The winning margin was not that great, and you have to factor in the corruption in New Orleans and the fact that Rispone did not campaign very hard at all.
Edwards campaign mostly ran old ads of Abraham and Rispone attacking each other in the primary. That is the way Edwards won his first term — using ads of Republicans attacking Vitter. Also, some Republicans endorsed Edwards the first time. He bought them off.
Can someone explain this because I DO NOT get it...
The GOP is failing bigly. I dont me POTUS, I mean Romneys niece of whatever she is.
+10 this is exactly what I was saying about him. He should switch to GOP like the gov of WVA did who beat a similar candidate like Rispone. Bel Edwards is hated in the national Democrat party.
Thanks for the mention. You’re the second to mention his sort of thing. Great.
So the voters are looking at the policies, and agreeing.
Can’t argue with that as long as they are sound.
“Being a native of the state, I have some insights from family still living there.”
I don’t remember the issue, maybe something to do with guns or abortion, but people here were shocked to see a Democrat on our side, on that issue. So I tend to agree with you...he knew how to govern to win as a Democrat in his state.
The Dems wouldn’t be smart to take it as a referendum on Trump, unless they’re prepared to run someone far to the right of any of their declared or undeclared candidates.
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