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Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term. National and...

The Latest: Louisiana governor says he expects GOP onslaught

Oct. 13, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling his supporters to brace for a barrage of national Republican efforts trying to unseat him in the five weeks leading to...

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in the...

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still...

Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled

Oct. 13, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days. Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie...

Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been forced into a runoff election against Republican Eddie Rispone

Oct. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been forced into a runoff election against Republican Eddie Rispone.

The Latest: Donelon wins 4th term as insurance commissioner

Oct. 12, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a hard-fought, intraparty battle to hang on to the job. Voters on Saturday reelected the Republican incumbent to another four-year stint...

Runoff election will decide if Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins second term as Deep South's only Democratic governor

Oct. 12, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Runoff election will decide if Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins second term as Deep South's only Democratic governor .

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap." Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his...

The Latest: Trump calls Little Leaguers to stage at rally

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is incorporating the winners of the 2019 Little League World Series into his political campaign rally as he tries to make inroads with Louisiana voters before a gubernatorial primary...