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Louisiana Senate race candidate asks for vote recount

Oct. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One Republican candidate headed to an unusual three-person Louisiana state Senate runoff election is asking for a vote recount. State Rep. Franklin Foil filed the request Tuesday with the East Baton Rouge Parish clerk of court. Foil initially had an eight-vote lead over Republican...

The Latest: First TV ads launch in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor's race (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone (ris-POH-nee) have released their first ads for the runoff election. Both candidates went on the attack in their TV...

Edwards, Rispone launch attacks in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone are trading attacks in their first TV ads of the Louisiana governor's runoff election. In his 30-second spot released statewide Tuesday, the Deep South's only Democratic governor suggests that Rispone would...

In the Louisiana governor's runoff, will candidates debate?

Oct. 14, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to one televised runoff debate in the Louisiana governor's race, but his Republican opponent hasn't confirmed he'll participate. The Democratic incumbent was forced into the runoff after he failed to top 50% of the vote in Saturday's primary...

Louisiana Senate race could involve rare three-person runoff

Oct. 14, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state Senate race could be headed to a rare, three-person runoff election because two Republican contenders tied for second place, the secretary of state's office said Monday. State Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil, among five candidates for the Baton Rouge-based...

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...

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.