Gubernatorial Candidates react to President Trump’s Tweets

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Ralph Abraham & Eddie Rispone / Courtesy: AP

Following President Donald Trump’s series of tweets Tuesday evening supporting the two republican candidates in Louisiana’s Gubernatorial Race, the candidates are expressing their reaction.

Baton Rouge Businessman Eddie Rispone said, “President Trump’s tweet confirms what we’ve known all along: John Bel Edwards has got to go. Louisiana needs a conservative, outsider, and businessman to move our state forward. I have always stood with President Trump. Together we can do for Louisiana what Trump has done for America.”

Congressman Ralph Abraham stated, “President Trump’s message to Louisianians tonight shows his commitment to defeating John Bel Edwards this November. I was one of the first members of Congress to endorse the President, and I’ve been proud to stand with him every step of the way. He is my friend and I am his ally. I can’t wait to work with him as the next Governor of Louisiana to make Louisiana win.”

Meanwhile, Eric Holl, the spokesman for John Bel for Louisiana, said, “It’s no surprise that the President is voicing support for members of his own political party. Governor Edwards is focused on his own campaign. Voters know he has a long history of putting Louisiana first and putting people over party. He’s worked well with presidents of both parties, including President Trump. He’s visited nine times with President Trump, working with him on criminal justice reform, infrastructure and the opioid epidemic. Gov. Edwards looks forward to continuing his good working relationship with President Trump in the governor’s second term.”

Election day in Louisiana is Saturday, October 12th.

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