Louisiana governor’s election pits incumbent Democrat against Trump-backed Republican

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (KETK) – Louisiana voters are going to the polls to settle the nation’s last remaining governor’s race of 2019.

The race pits incumbent John Bel Edwards, the Deep South’s only Democratic governor, against challenger Eddie Rispone, a businessman and Republican backed by President Trump.

The president was in Bossier City Thursday to campaign for Rispone.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

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