What happens when a Democrat wins the gubernatorial election in Louisana? People dance in the street. Just think of the free-spirited Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Donald Trump made multiple trips to Lousiana to support the Republican candidate in the past five weeks. So how did this deeply red state feel about a Democratic win?
Maybe, POTUS should have stayed home. His intent was to stack state governors in the Republican camp and display his power. In spite of that, the Democratic candidate won again, John Bel Edwards.
That was the second punch to the gut for Trump. He visited Kentucky, but the state still had a narrow Democratic win. Edwards won second term, beating Trump’s Republican Eddie Rispone.
With three deep-red states’ governorship up in the air, the Republicans lost all but Mississippi. Now, Edwards is one of the rare conservative Democrats, and he won on his accomplishments: a balanced budget, more money for education, and Medicaid expansion.
Edwards brought in some other accomplishments that appealed to the more conservative people in the state. He graduated from West Point and was the son of a sheriff. That wins him the “right-leaning voters,” according to The New York Times.
During his victory speech Edwards commented:
‘Our shared love for Louisiana is always more important than the partisan differences that sometimes divide us. And as for the president: God bless his heart.’
Now, let us see how voters and Edwards felt about the win. Look at the guy on the left. What a face Edwards gave his people:
Now, people were ready for the other states’ governors:
Then, it was “Good news Resisters:”
Those on Edwards’ side were so happy they were tweeted in bold:
Next, they condemned Trump for showing up in the state:
Plus, they hoped this was a “Preview of coming attractions:”
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