Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has courted southern votes with conservative perspectives on weapons and abortion

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards gained the Louisiana governor’s election on Saturday night after a tightly fought race.

The incumbent confronted a robust problem from Republican Eddie Rispone.

The outcome comes as a blow to President Donald Trump who subsidized his fellow Republican.

Mr Trump made two campaigning visits to the state up to now fortnight, turning the run-off election right into a check of his personal recognition.

On Saturday he posted a number of tweets urging other folks to vote for Mr Rispone.

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