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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is projected to narrowly win a second term as Louisiana governor, beating Republican challenger Eddie Rispone by 1.4 percentage points and delivering another blow in off-cycle elections to President Donald Trump.

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Edwards was a top target for the GOP as the Republican National Committee spent $2 million to defeat him and Trump visited the state three times in five weeks to support Rispone.

Before the polls closed Saturday, Trump tweeted multiple times encouraging voters to support Rispone.

It's been a rough week for Putin's cock-holster.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-11-16 11:36 PM | Reply

Not a strong showing for an incumbent who narrowly beat a political novice who tied himself to the least popular President since Nixon.

Well done, I guess.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-17 12:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Not a strong showing for an incumbent who narrowly beat a political novice who tied himself to the least popular President since Nixon."

Relax, Jake it's...Louisiana. Deep, ruby-red Louisiana. Trump-by-almost-20-points Louisiana.

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-17 12:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

portrayed Edwards as a "liberal, socialist-leaning governor.

"But but but... socialism is the death kiss. There's no way any politician portrayed as a socialist could win an election in today's America."

-The Usual Goons

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-17 12:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You dolts have zero idea how Louisiana rolls...it's never about party affiliation (Google Buddy Roemer) but all about influence.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-17 12:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So much losing for the (R)tards.
Everything Orange Adolf touches turns into fecal matter!

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-17 06:16 AM | Reply

Not a strong showing for an incumbent who narrowly beat a political novice who tied himself to the least popular President since Nixon.

Well done, I guess.

#2 | Posted by Rightocente

Jeez. It's Louisiana. You know, Louisiana. That's right next door to Texas.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-17 08:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You dolts have zero idea how Louisiana rolls...it's never about party affiliation (Google Buddy Roemer) but all about influence.

#5 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2019-11-17 12:53 AM | REPLY |

Louisiana likes em crooked. Edwin Edwards got out of the penitentiary a few years back and damn near won a congressional district.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-11-17 10:33 AM | Reply

Louisiana likes em crooked.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 20

I always wondered why some people liked crooked politicians and then Trump came and Trumpites illuminated it for me.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-17 10:40 AM | Reply

This is going to put a damper on any other candidate who hitches their wagon to a Trump endorsement.

So far a Trump endorsement has been one big goose egg. Is this the revolt of the silent majority?

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-17 10:11 PM | Reply

Didn't Trump tell his base that the Louisiana governor's race was going to be seen by the rest of the country as a referendum on the impeachment? Well, if that's true, it's not looking good for the big guy, eh?

OCU

#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-11-18 12:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

OCU

"it's not looking good for the big guy, eh?"

Not very. But I'm not over optimistic yet. I hope this governor's race in Louisiana is the result of the televised impeachment inquiry. There's certainly enough other evidence that Trump is, at least, inept . . . and, at most, in partnership with Russia's goal to restore their power to the former U.S.S.R.

What piece of the action Trump expects to receive is still unclear. He's clearly demonstrated that he has delusions of supreme power. And it's clear that he's doing all he can to cast doubts on America's faith in the DOJ, State, Intel, FBI, EPA, Congress, the Supreme Court and all the judicial off-shoots that we depend on to enforce our system of checks and balances which will eventually lead to total collapse.

It's depressing to think that's even possible . . . but then all we have to do is look back at what's taken place in a mere three years and suddenly, it seems very possible. Corruption seems to be reining supreme in the heads of federal and state government and that's an ominous sign.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-18 03:14 AM | Reply

I sometime if the GOP heads of state governments have been corrupt/corruptible from the beginning . . . or just playing follow the leader by the example Trump has set at the federal level.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-18 06:53 AM | Reply

Not a strong showing for an incumbent who narrowly beat a political novice who tied himself to the least popular President since Nixon.

#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

You dolts have zero idea how Louisiana rolls...it's never about party affiliation (Google Buddy Roemer) but all about influence.

#5 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Then... what does "tied himself to the least popular President" have to do with anything?

You have been very snappy at liberals recently. Even contradicting yourself in the same thread three posts later. Watching your party tie themselves ever closer to a President who you freely admit should be impeached and removed stressing you out (TDS)???

#14 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-19 08:41 AM | Reply

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