President Donald J. Trump loves a good rally. The White House and the GOP are planning on big results from the President as he plans for his upcoming visit to Louisiana.
Trump Junior and Vice President Pence have already established a political beachhead by visiting Louisiana in advance of the President’s rally. WDSU News reported on the double-barreled visit by the VP and Donald Junior:
The President will host a “Keep America Great” rally on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 pm CDT at the James E. Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, LA. Louisiana conservatives are delighted and thrilled to have the opportunity to hear the President. This is the evening prior to the primary on Saturday, October 11, 2019. It’s likely to be an explosive event.
At stake in the upcoming election is the Governorship. Currently, Democrat John Bel Edwards is holding the office of Governor of Louisiana and the GOP wants to change that. Edwards was previously the Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives for two terms, leaving the state legislature in 2015 after being elected governor.
But Edwards is no pushover. Here’s why. He’s pro 2nd Amendment and pro-life. To top it off Edwards is a past Army ranger, enabling him to connect with Louisiana moderates in a powerful way. Currently, Edwards is ahead in reliable polls. What’s unique about the Saturday primary election is that regardless of party affiliation all of the candidates run against each other on the same ballot.
On the Republican side, two candidates have emerged who hope to ride on Trump’s coattails in a defeat of Edwards in 2020. Ralph Abraham, is a third-term congressman and doctor from rural northeast Louisiana, and the other GOP candidate is Eddie Rispone, a self-financed Baton Rouge businessman.
The arrival of Donald Trump is a high stake political effort and a bit of a tightrope act. Trump’s anticipated position is to pick either of the two Republicans as a suitable alternative to Edwards.
Trump, always reaching out through his powerful Twitter channel, posted this tweeta about his visit to Lousiana on Friday, October 11:
Friday night in Louisiana will be Great. Big crowd expected. Republicans must get out and vote for either of our two incredible candidates (@DocAbraham & @EddieRispone) so we can stop Left Leaning Governor John Bel Edwards from getting over 50%. We will easily win the runoff! https://t.co/TRiTu71ny2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
iVoteLousiana has chosen not to endorse either of the Republican candidates and we are issuing a call for conservatives to get out the vote on Saturday, October 12, 2019.