Candidates for Governor face-off in last televised debate before the election


(WVLA-WGMB) BATON ROUGE, La– The clock is ticking for Louisiana Gubernatorial candidates John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone to sway voters.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump released an enforcement video supporting Rispone.

Both Rispone and Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards squared off in their final debate before voters headed to the polls. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says each candidate threw a powerful punch.

“I think both of them tried to highlight or point out the issues that would resonate with voters that would draw voters to them but
they also were of course out to the other opponent,” said Hogan.

Candidates answered questions on Medicaid and state taxes.

“We have the lowest percentage of people without health insurance in our state’s history. It’s lower than the national average and
when I became governor it was one of the highest in the country,” said Governor John Bel Edwards.

“We are going to protect our law enforcement and our First responders. We are going to make sure our public
funded education is protected,” said Republican Eddie Rispone.

Meanwhile, East Baton Rouge Register Steve Rabon says the nation is watching the Bayou State as voters have their final say at the polls.

The runoff election is November 16th. Early voting starts Saturday and runs through November 9th.

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