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Louisiana Speaks: Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards Offically Wins Re-Election

The New York Times, WWL-TV, and multiple other news outlets from all over the state of Louisiana are reporting that John Bel Edwards has won the 2019 Louisiana Governor’s race. 

Edwards saw himself in a bitter race with Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. Rispone earned his way onto the runoff ballot. 

The numbers are still being shared, but the results show the election was very close with John Bel Edwards capturing 51% of the vote. This is an ongoing news story, and we will update as receive more information.  

Watch John Bel Edwards victory speech & Eddie Rispone’s concession speech below 

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