SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – President Donald Trump has tentatively scheduled a trip to Monroe next week to rally for Republican candidate for Governor Eddie Rispone.
The exact date and location of the rally is still being determined.
President Trump held a Republican rally in Lake Charles ahead of the of the October 12 election. Since then, has endorsed Rispone in his race against Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards.
Vice President Mike Pence held a private fundraiser earlier this week in Baton Rouge for Rispone and held a GOP unity rally the week after the October 12 election.
Monroe is the biggest city inside Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham’s district.
Abraham, who represents the 5th Congressional District, came in third in the October 12 primary election and has also endorsed Rispone. A recent polls showed Rispone leading in the district 51 to 41 percent over Edwards.