Louisiana’s New Governor: Hello, John Bel; Goodbye Bobby.
Recently-unknown Democrat John Bel Edwards is officially Governor-Elect of Louisiana.
He beat nationally-known Republican David Vitter 56 percent to 44 percent.
Vitter even lost his home of Jefferson Parish to Edwards, with 51 percent of Jefferson voting for Edwards.
Years ago, Vitter was already assumed to be Louisiana’s next governor as Bobby Jindal (continued to pursue) the presidency. (Jindal had been campaigning for president on the Louisiana taxpayer dime for his entire second term as governor.)
Last week, Jindal dropped out of the presidential race. Tonight, Vitter both lost the governor’s race and declared that he would not run for reelection as US senator. Despite his hefty 10 million campaign chest (including his DC super PAC), Vitter could not overcome both his own stained reputation and the image of his being another Jindal.
It is expected that Edwards’ first order of business as governor will be to call the Louisiana legislature into special session to confront Louisiana’s budget crisis largely created by Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations and his own selfish goal of being Louisiana’s New Governor: Hello, John Bel; Goodbye Bobby. | deutsch29: