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Politics Trump back in Louisiana to rally support for GOP gubernatorial candidate

02:55  07 november  2019
02:55  07 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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  Trump tries to banish the specter of impeachment with red-state campaign tour The president will campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidates who have struggled despite party advantages in Louisiana, Kentucky and Mississippi.Trump won Mississippi with about 58 percent of the vote in 2016, and the state is considered far from in play for 2020. But as in Kentucky, where Trump will campaign in another off-year election Monday, a GOP loss at the state level would be seen as a hairline crack in the president’s popularity among Republicans.

Last month, Trump rallied support in Lake Charles, successfully pushing for a runoff election in the governor's race. Wednesday night, he heads back to the Bayou State to finish the job, working to leverage the power of his office and his devoted supporters to push Louisiana 's Republican

Donald Trump continues campaign rally tour for Louisiana GOP candidate Eddie Rispone. Courtney Subramanian John Fritze. USA TODAY. The event marks Trump 's second campaign rally this week following his Monday night appearance in Lexington, Kentucky, in support of Republican Gov.

For the third time in six days, President Donald Trump on Wednesday will descend on a deep red state when he travels back to Louisiana to rally support for a Republican candidate for governor, a task that's lately become routine for the president.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: In this file photo taken on November 4, 2019, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.© Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images, FILE In this file photo taken on November 4, 2019, President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Last month, Trump rallied support in Lake Charles, successfully pushing for a runoff election in the governor's race. Wednesday night, he heads back to the Bayou State to finish the job, working to leverage the power of his office and his devoted supporters to push Louisiana's Republican candidate for governor, businessman Eddie Rispone, over Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards on Nov. 16.

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On the eve of a gubernatorial election in Kentucky, President Donald Trump is heading to the state for a rally in support of Republican Gov. The president has already traveled to Mississippi in support of a Republican candidate for governor, and he plans another trip to Louisiana for a rally later this week.

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Wednesday's rally in a northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe comes on the heels of not-so-ideal election results for the president who dropped into Kentucky on Monday in a last-minute effort to save a unpopular Republican governor from Democratic challenger Andy Beshear, who has claimed victory despite the race remaining too close to call, according to The Associated Press.

But while the governor's race remains undecided, Republicans did win other down ballot races including a win by Daniel Cameron, who will become the first African American attorney general of Kentucky.

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

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Trump trying to boost GOP governor candidate in Louisiana . Eddie Rispone speaks at Donald Trump 's campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana , on In Mississippi, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood won Madison County outside of Jackson. Trump won the county in 2016 by

Louisiana voters are heading to the polls Saturday in one of the nation’s more competitive gubernatorial races as the GOP sets its sights on flipping the governor’s seat in the ruby red state.

"Our big Kentucky Rally on Monday night had a massive impact on all of the races. The increase in Governors race was at least 15 points, and maybe 20!" Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday night, providing no source for the 15 point increase. "Will be in Louisiana for @EddieRispone on Wednesday night. Big Rally!"

At Monday's rally in Lexington, Trump pleaded with supporters to come out and support the Republican candidate.

"You got to get your friends, you gotta vote because if you lose, it sends a really bad message," Trump said. "You can't let that happen to me."

(MORE: Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin's campaign asks for a recanvass in close race)

And while the Trump campaign has spiked the football and taken credit for the president's last-minute rallies helping to win big off-year elections for Republicans, including Republican Rep. Dan Bishop's North Carolina special election victory after an election eve rally, the campaign this time tried to downplay the result, arguing that the president, "just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line."

Trump congratulates Mississippi's Reeves on election night win

  Trump congratulates Mississippi's Reeves on election night win President Trump on Tuesday congratulated Republican Tate Reeves on being elected governor of Mississippi, adding that a recent campaign rally and endorsement from the commander-in-chief helped push the GOP-candidate to victory in the state. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, and his wife Elee Reeves, gets ready to vote in Flowood, Miss.,Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Reeves, the Republican nominee for governor is in one of the state's most hotly contested governor's race since 2003. Voters will also select six other statewide officials and decide on a host of legislative and local offices. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

The Louisiana rally follows Tuesday night’s gubernatorial elections in Kentucky and Mississippi, both of which Trump has visited in recent days. The president won all three states in 2016 with healthy margins. It's easy to overestimate the potential impact of any campaign event, but that doesn't mean

President Trump campaigns for GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Extreme Democrat John Bel Edwards has sided with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to support Sanctuary In Louisiana , Edwards is hoping to repeat his 2015 success, when he topped then-Republican Sen.

The president will once again put his political influence to the test on Wednesday, hoping another rally filled with thousands of supporters will be enough to unseat an incumbent, a task even the Trump campaign understands is a tall order.

"We're going up an incumbent, which is always challenging -- but we wouldn't be here if we didn't think the president could have a big impact," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News.

The president's schedule as the year nears its end has been packed with rallies in ruby red states like Louisiana, Kentucky and Mississippi -- and nearly all have been in service of boosting Republican candidates ahead of key elections.

In Mississippi, where Trump rallied last week, Republican Tate Reeves won the governor's seat on Tuesday.

Virginia is a different story. It's the only southern state that Trump lost in 2016, and on Tuesday Democrats secured a long-awaited victory by capturing control of both the Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate.

While he campaigned hard in other key states, Trump did not step foot in Virginia ahead of Election Day this year.

Louisiana vote: Democratic gov in nail-biter re-election bid .
In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately wants returned to Republicans. Trump has made the runoff election between the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and GOP political donor and businessman Eddie Rispone a test of his own popularity and political prowess heading into the 2020 presidential race. Early Saturday, Trump went on Twitter in a vigorous plug for Rispone.“Good morning Louisiana! Polls are open at 7AM.

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