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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:22 AM

Louisiana voters pick between Democratic governor and Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately wants returned to Republicans.

Trump has made the runoff election between the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and GOP political donor and businessman Eddie Rispone a test of his own popularity and political prowess heading into the 2020 presidential race.

The president particularly wants to capture Louisiana’s governorship for the GOP after Democrats ousted a Republican incumbent in Kentucky despite Trump’s intervention for the GOP. Trump made three trips to Louisiana to rally against Edwards.

But in targeting Louisiana’s moderate Democratic incumbent, Trump is trying to replace a governor who still maintains positive approval ratings and who has managed to keep the competition far tighter than Republicans want.

Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Louisiana-voters-pick-between-Democratic-governor-14839739.php

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:29 AM

1. This is odd writing...like it is already after Saturday

when the vote is Sat./ tomorrow.

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:51 AM

2. I agree that it is an odd writing style.

It's as though the author didn't know whether the article would be published the day before or the day after the election.

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