Via a press release, the party made this statement:
Today, the Louisiana Democratic Party announced that the Executive Committee voted to recommend the endorsement of Derrick Edwards. The entire Democratic State Central Committee will vote on the matter October 28th at a scheduled in-person meeting where Edwards is invited to address the group. The vote was unanimous.
"We congratulate Mr. Edwards on gaining more votes than any other candidate in the primary,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Senator Karen Carter Peterson. “He has a masters in accounting and a law degree and we believe he is the right choice for the position. Democrats from across the state have signed on to help Mr. Edwards - and it will take all of us to unite together to win.
"The second place contender has been running terribly misleading ads in which he promises to cut wasteful politician spending - that is not under the jurisdiction of the treasurer’s office. Either he is intending to lie to the voters or he has no idea what office he is running for. If he really wanted to cut wasteful spending, he would have done it while in the legislature -- instead he chose to partner up with Bobby Jindal.”