The candidate filing deadline has now passed in Louisiana, and no unexpected entry came forward. Therefore, it is now clear that Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) officially faces US Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Alto/Monroe) and developer Eddie Rispone along with six minor candidates.
Now, the group advances to the October 12th jungle primary where all of the candidates will appear on the same ballot. If one contender receives majority support in that election, the individual is elected. If no one reaches 50%, the top two will advance to a November 16th run-off vote.
Current polls suggest Gov. Edwards leads the primary balloting but would fall under 50%. A run-off election, early data portends, favors the Governor but the numbers are close enough to indicate the final vote could end in close fashion.
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