TODAY: La. gubernatorial hopeful Eddie Rispone to address GOP luncheon

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) — Businessman Eddie Rispone will address a luncheon of East Baton Rouge Parish Republicans Tuesday.

Rispone is one of two Republican challengers against Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is seeking a second term at Louisiana’s executive mansion.

The 2019 race marks Rispone’s first-ever political campaign.

Louisiana voters will pick a candidate Oct. 12. If nobody wins more than half of the vote, the two most popular contenders will face off in a Nov. 16 runoff.

The candidates are poised to appear in a statewide-televised debate Sep. 19. The event will be sponsored by Nexstar Media Group, which owns BRProud.com.

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