BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) — Candidates for Louisiana governor are looking to refine their messages in the closing weeks of the race.
The three leading candidates recently spoke with BRProud.com to discuss their backgrounds, their campaign strategies — and how each would serve the state’s highest elected office.
Gov. John Bel Edwards (Democrat, incumbent)
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham (Republican)
Eddie Rispone (Republican)
Three other candidates are also running for governor: Democrat Oscar “Omar” Dantzler, independent Gary Landrieu and Republican Patrick “Live Wire” Landry.
The six candidates will appear on an open ballot Oct. 12. If no candidate wins more than half of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face of Nov. 16.
Early voting for the Oct. 12 race runs through Saturday, Oct. 5.