Louisiana Governor's election is moving into its first full week of the runoff and the candidates and proxies are strategizing and some say they are directly coordinating with Super PACS. The nnational media is beginning to take note and social media is a hot bed of anger between the two sides.
A new Democratic-based poll, paid for by an organization which has been denouncing David Vitter in TV ads, is stating that Jon Bel Edwards, has the early lead against Republican David Vitter in the Louisiana gubernatorial election.
Do a majority of folks in Louisiana even care about who governs them in the coming years? You wouldn’t think so based on election turnout in last week’s gubernatorial election. Election officials had projected just under 50% turnout. As a former head of elections during my time as Secretary of State, I had projected a bit above 40%.
Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball today moved campaign ratings on Louisiana gubernatorial races towards the Democratic candidate Jon Bel Edwards, today.
On Saturday, Sen. David Vitter (R) and state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) advanced to a runoff in Louisiana, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21.
The abnormally low turnout for the 2015 Louisiana state general elections seems mainly a consequence of campaign-specific factors more than for longer term, secular reasons.
So, what happened Saturday when Democrat Jon Bel Edwards ended up with 40 percent of the vote against three Republicans, particularly, one with almost universal name recognition, David Vitter?
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, it appears, could return the governor’s office to Democratic hands. He had an impressive 40% of the vote in the gubernatorial primary on Saturday.
Few analysts would have predicted the result from the Louisiana Governor’s race on Saturday night. While almost everyone envisioned the run-off would be between John Bel Edwards and David Vitter, none of the political experts expected Edwards to lead by such a wide margin (40-23%).