Edwards, Rispone taking campaign to 4th Congressional District

Posted at 7:51 AM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 08:51:21-05

BOSSIER CITY — The race for governor is now shifting its focus to the northwestern part of the state.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he would be returning to Louisiana to campaign for Republican candidate Eddie Rispone. That rally, Trump's third in the Pelican State during the election cycle, will take place next Wednesday in Bossier City--roughly 72 hours before polls close in the runoff election.

Governor John Bel Edwards' work is taking him to Webster Parish today. Edwards will cut the ribbon on a new westbound bridge on U. S. 80 near over Boone Creek about seven miles from Minden.

Just yesterday, Edwards, like Rispone, was campaigning in Monroe. While meeting with campaign workers there, Edwards touted his relationships with both Presidents Trump and Barack Obama, saying they are proof that he can work with anyone of any party.

Both Rispone and Edwards are hoping to pull in voters who selected Ralph Abraham during the October 12 primary. Abraham pulled in nearly 26 percent in the 14 northwestern parishes that comprise Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District. Edwards narrowly won the region, garnering 5,506 more votes in that area than Rispone. LA-4 Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Benton) endorsed Rispone five days after the primary election, but he has largely stayed out of the race.