Incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards defeated Republican challenger businessman Eddie Rispone on Saturday night.
President Trump traveled to Louisiana earlier this week to elevate Rispone in a mega MAGA rally but Rispone didn’t make it across the finish line.
The Louisiana governor’s race was a nail-biter and incumbent John Bel Edwards won by about 2 percentage points with 98.5% of the precincts reporting.
With 98.45% of the precincts reporting, Dem John Bel Edwards received 754,978 votes vs. GOP Eddie Rispone at 721,720 votes.
Eddie Rispone, 70, is a businessman who has never run for public office before so he didn’t have the public recognition that other seasoned politicians have going into a high profile race.
Republican Kyle Ardoin won the race for Secretary of State with nearly 60% of the vote.