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.