Report: Trump tried to talk Scalise into challenging Edwards

Chris Miller
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm

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A report on the web site Axios.com says President Donald Trump tried to convince Congressman Steve Scalise to run for Louisiana Governor, when Mr. Trump visited the state Tuesday.

The Advocate reports a source confirmed to them that the story is accurate.

According to the report, the president told Scalise he could win easily, and his congressional district would easily be won by another Republican should Scalise vacate it.

Mr. Trump also said he could help Scalise win the governor's race. President Trump enjoys good approval ratings among Louisiana voters.

Scalise, according to the report, politely declined.

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