Governor John Bel Edwards

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Chris Miller
November 16, 2019 - 11:44 pm
John Bel Edward's reelection shows Louisiana voters can put party aside if the right candidate is in the race. "Ultimately, what ended up happening is folks realized he is a conservative Democrat," said Newell Normand, WWL host and former sheriff of Jefferson Parish. "He's a little different...
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Jim Hanzo
September 23, 2019 - 3:10 pm
An independent, post-first debate poll shows Governor Edwards has gained ground, and Eddie Rispone has jumped ahead of Ralph Abraham as the top polling Republican. JMC Analytics Pollster John Couvillon says Edwards sits at 46 percent because Democrats are coming home to the governor, while white...
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Dave Cohen
Jim Hanzo
September 17, 2019 - 9:42 am
Eddie Rispone is on the attack. Rispone begins airing a TV ad today that goes after fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham. A recent independent poll has Rispone eight points behind Abraham as the two fight for a chance to face Governor Edwards in a run-off election. LSU-Shreveport...
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WWL Newsroom
September 11, 2019 - 12:12 pm
A new independent poll suggests Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards could win re-election without a run-off. The survey of 500 chronic voters conducted last week has the Democratic incumbent Edwards at 47-percent, within striking distance of winning outright. Republican challenger Ralph Abraham is...
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WWL Newsroom
September 10, 2019 - 1:28 pm
The number of Louisiana residents without health insurance is falling, even as the national uninsured rate grew last year. The Census Bureau shows 8% percent of people in Louisiana, or 363,000 residents, didn't have health insurance coverage in 2018. That's down from 8.4% from the year before. That...
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Louisiana Radio Network
WWL Newsroom
August 28, 2019 - 10:05 pm
Council for a Better Louisiana releases their candidate surveys, offering interested voters a more in-depth, detail-oriented look at the major candidates running for Governor. CABL President Barry Erwin says the survey is 11 to 15 pages and candidates were asked to weigh in on most of the hot...
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