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Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term.

Oct. 13, 2019 1:51 PM EDT
Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.

Oct. 13, 2019 12:53 AM EDT
Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap.

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT
Democrats in South's governor races hit hurdle: Impeachment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — On Thursday, as President Donald Trump mused about a possible "spy" in the White House, Democrats alleged a "cover-up" and Washington fired up the gears of impeachment, the Democratic candidate for governor in Kentucky, Andy Beshear, was politely shaking hands at a senior center.

Sep. 28, 2019 2:13 PM EDT
Democrats try to make gains with governors in 2019 elections

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in Donald Trump territory.

Feb. 22, 2019 10:31 AM EST
Donald Trump surveys damage in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence traveled to a flood-ravaged section of southern Louisiana on Friday to survey the damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more.

Aug. 19, 2016 5:15 PM EDT
Trump looks to decertify Louisiana delegates

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Monday it plans to challenge Louisiana's electoral delegate selection, a day after the GOP candidate threatened to sue over the possibility that the state's uncommitted delegates could back his rival, Ted Cruz.

Mar. 28, 2016 5:34 PM EDT