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Politics Nov 17Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana
Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity.
Politics Nov 16Live Results: Louisiana Governor Election
BATON ROUGE, La. — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately…
Politics Nov 14WATCH: At rally, Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family
Louisiana has the last of three Southern governor’s races this year, all targets of intense interest from the GOP and Trump.
Politics Nov 06Trump rallies in Louisiana in bid to unseat Democratic governor
With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year. Watch live here at 7 p.m. ET.
Politics Oct 12Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.
Politics Oct 12Fierce battle over rare Democratic governorship in South
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff.
Politics Oct 11WATCH: Trump talks impeachment at his campaign rally in Louisiana
Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his profane denunciations of the proceedings hundreds of miles away in the nation's capital.
Nation Aug 06Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting
Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana on Tuesday, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis.
Politics May 30Louisiana’s Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the measure Thursday, making Louisiana the fifth state to enact such a law, joining Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia.
Nation May 29Louisiana abortion ban sent to governor’s desk
Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures.