2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election

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  John Bel Edwards (cropped).jpg Eddie Rispone in October, 2019 (cropped).jpg
Nominee John Bel Edwards Eddie Rispone
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 774,498 734,286
Percentage 51.33% 48.67%

Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2019.svg
Parish results
Edwards:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Rispone:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

John Bel Edwards
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Bel Edwards
Democratic

The 2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election was held to elect the Governor of Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards won re-election to a second term, defeating Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. Edwards became the first Democratic Governor of Louisiana to win re-election to a second consecutive term in 44 years since Edwin Edwards (no relation) in 1975. It was the closest Louisiana gubernatorial election since 1979.

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party, and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. Because no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote during the primary election on October 12, 2019, a runoff election was held on November 16, 2019, between the top two candidates in the primary, Edwards and Rispone.[1] Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar top two primary system).

Background[edit]

On Edwards’ Inauguration Day in 2015, House Republicans, in a break with tradition, elected their own speaker, Representative Taylor Barras of New Iberia, over Edwards' choice, Representative Walt Leger of New Orleans. This move was said to be orchestrated by House GOP Chairman Lance Harris, who was considered a potential gubernatorial 2019 candidate and was a frequent Edwards critic.[2] Edwards and Republican Legislative leaders repeatedly clashed over budget, tax and spending measures.

Attorney General Jeff Landry was perhaps Edwards' most prominent detractor, filing multiple lawsuits against the governor and frequently criticizing him in the media. The two disagreed the most on social policies, such as Landry's staunch opposition to Edwards' executive order providing protections for LGBT workers of state government and contractors.[3] Landry also assumed the leadership of David Vitter‘s Political Action Committee, the Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority,[4] the organisation that was widely considered instrumental to Clay Higgins' upset Congressional victory over Scott Angelle in 2016.[5] Landry has closely aligned with President Donald Trump and attended Trump's 2017 State of the Union speech.[6]

Edwards also become a favorite target of U.S. Representative Garret Graves, a Republican from Baton Rouge and former aide to Governor Bobby Jindal. Graves frequently criticized the governor during the state's response to the 2016 August floods in the state. The two notably sparred during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Graves is a member. Edwards' aides called the exchange a "political ambush" while Graves accused the governor of lying.[7] Graves is also closely aligned with the Trump Administration and donated $300 to the Trump Inaugural fund.[8] Graves also accompanied Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to parts of the Baton Rouge area in May 2017.[9]

As the only Democratic Governor in the Deep South, Edwards and his agenda also been the target of numerous attacks from numerous groups affiliated with the national Republican Party such as America Rising and Americans for Prosperity.[10] Edwards, declared himself to be unbothered by these groups, and went on to classify them as "a Washington, D.C., political action committee, trying to bring the never-ending campaign cycle to Louisiana."[10]

Aware of their gubernatorial ambitions, Edwards and his aides repeatedly spoofed both U.S. senator John Neely Kennedy and Landry during their traditional response skits at Baton Rouge's Gridiron Show.[11]

According to fundraising reports filed in 2016, Edwards had raised close to $3.3 million for his 2019 re-election effort.[12][13] By comparison, Landry had $544,000 on hand for a potential future campaign.[13] Graves and Kennedy had yet to form separate entities for statewide campaigns per Louisiana Law.

In the summer of 2017, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announced that he would not be a candidate for governor in 2019, and had decided to run for re-election. Nungesser said that he had disclosed his plans to run for re-election to then Governor-elect John Bel Edwards during his transition period. During the fall of 2017, U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham was reported to be running polls and assembling a staff to enter the race.

Democratic candidates[edit]

Advanced to the runoff[edit]

Defeated in the jungle primary[edit]

  • Oscar Dantzler, former police officer and businessman[16]

Disqualified[edit]

  • Vinny Mendoza, perennial candidate[17][18]

Republican candidates[edit]

Advanced to the runoff[edit]

Defeated in the jungle primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Disqualified[edit]

  • Patrick Douget[18]
  • Manuel Russell Leach, contractor[18]

Independents[edit]

Defeated in jungle primary[edit]

  • Gary Landrieu, businessman and perennial candidate[33]

Declined[edit]

Jungle primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Ralph
Abraham (R)
Eddie
Rispone (R)
Other Undecided
Market Research Insight October 8–10, 2019 600 (V) ± 4.0% 52% 17% 22% 8%
The Trafalgar Group (R) October 8–10, 2019 1,070 (LV) ± 2.9% 48% 23% 25% 4%
Data for Progress (D) October 4–10, 2019 1,525 (LV) ± 3.4% 48% 22% 26% 3%[b]
Spry Strategies (R)[A] October 8–9, 2019 700 (LV) ± 3.7% 39% 26% 25% 10%
JMC Analytics (R) October 5–8, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 45% 20% 21% 6%[c] 8%
Remington (R)[B] October 7, 2019 42% 22% 22% 7%
Causeway Solutions (R)[B] October 7, 2019 46% 23% 20% 11%
Emerson College October 4–7, 2019 467 (RV) ± 4.5% 48% 19% 25% 8%[d]
Market Research Insight October 1–7, 2019 600 (V) ± 4.0% 51% 19% 19% 0% 11%
JMC Analytics (R) October 3–5, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 47% 19% 22% 4%[e] 8%
Mason-Dixon October 1–4, 2019 625 (LV) ± 4.0% 45% 17% 22% 6%[f] 10%
We Ask America (R) September 24–26, 2019 600 (LV) ± 3.99% 47% 17% 23% 2%[g] 11%
Remington (R)[B] September 25, 2019 1,040 ± 2.9% 47% 22% 20% 3%[h] 8%
JMC Analytics (R) September 19–21, 2019 550 (LV) ± 4.2% 46% 18% 21% 4%[i] 12%
JMC Analytics (R) September 14–17, 2019 ± 3.8% 41% 24% 16% 4%[j] 16%
Remington (R)[B] September 10–11, 2019 1,144 (LV) ± 2.9% 45% 27% 19% 3%[k] 6%
Southern Media & Opinion Research[C] September 3–6, 2019 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 47% 24% 16% 0% 13%
Market Research Insight August 13–16, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 52% 25% 19% 4% 0%
Multi-Quest July 19–21, 2019 601 (RV) ± 4.0% 44% 35% 6% 5%[l] 10%
Remington (R)[B] June 1–2, 2019 1,471 (LV) ± 2.6% 42% 34% 8% 16%
JMC Analytics (R) April 25–29, 2019 650 (LV) ± 3.8% 38% 23% 7% 32%
Market Research Insight April 9–11, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.1% 46% 17% 5% 32%
Remington (R)[B] March 13–14, 2019 1,464 (LV) ± 2.6% 44% 33% 10% 13%
LJR Custom Strategies (D)[D] January 14–27, 2019 600 (LV) 45% 17% 4% 1% 32%
Remington (R)[B] December 11–12, 2018 1,680 (LV) ± 2.4% 43% 31% 9% 17%
Hypothetical polling
with John Kennedy
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Ralph
Abraham (R)
John
Kennedy (R)
Jeff
Landry (R)
Eddie
Rispone (R)
Undecided
SurveyUSA (R)[E] October 15–21, 2018 605 (V) ± 4.9% 36% 6% 30% 8% 4% 18%
35% 38% 5% 21%
Remington (R) September 11–12, 2018 1,615 (LV) ± 2.5% 40% 8% 37% 3% 12%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] June 19–22, 2018 600 (LV) ± 4.8% 35% 8% 35% 22%


Endorsements[edit]

Ralph Abraham (R)
U.S. Presidents
Politicians
Individuals
Organizations
John Bel Edwards (D)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Politicians
Individuals
Organizations
Eddie Rispone (R)
U.S. Presidents
Politicians
Individuals
Organizations

Runoff[edit]

Debates[edit]

Dates Location John Bel Edwards Eddie Rispone Link
October 30, 2019 Louisiana Public Broadcasting Participant Participant [1]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[68] Tossup October 15, 2019
Inside Elections[69] Tossup November 8, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[70] Lean D November 14, 2019

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Eddie
Rispone (R)
Undecided
The Trafalgar Group (R) November 13–15, 2019 1,107 (LV) ± 2.9% 49% 51% 0%
Data for Progress October 29 – November 14, 2019 1,434 (LV) ± 2.6% 50.2% 49.8% 0%
JMC Analytics (R) November 12–13, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 47% 46% 7%
Targoz Market Research November 7–13, 2019 640 (LV) 50%[m] 46% 4%
Edgwater Research/My People Vote November 11, 2019 661 (LV) ± 3.8% 49% 49% 2%
Cygnal (R) November 7–9, 2019 800 (LV) ± 3.5% 50% 48% 2%
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. November 5–7, 2019 625 (LV) ± 4.0% 48% 46% 6%
Edgewater Research/My People Vote October 28, 2019 722 (LV) ± 3.6% 50% 47% 3%
JMC Analytics (R) October 24–26, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 50% 47% 4%
We Ask America (R) October 14–16, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 47% 47% 6%
Spry Strategies (R)[A] October 8–9, 2019 700 (LV) ± 3.7% 41% 45% 14%
JMC Analytics (R) October 5–8, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 48% 39% 13%
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. October 1–4, 2019 625 (LV) ± 4.0% 51% 42% 7%
ALG Research (D)[F] September 30 – October 3, 2019 900 (LV) 52% 36%
Remington (R)[B] September 10–11, 2019 1,144 (LV) ± 2.9% 49% 44% 7%
Market Research Insight August 13–16, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 55% 45% 0%
Multi-Quest July 19–21, 2019 601 (RV) ± 4.0% 49% 29% 22%
Remington (R)[B] June 1–2, 2019 1,471 (LV) ± 2.6% 49% 38% 13%
JMC Analytics (R) April 25–29, 2019 650 (LV) ± 3.8% 41% 28% 31%
Market Research Insight April 9–11, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.1% 47% 23% 30%
Remington (R)[B] March 13–14, 2019 1,464 (LV) ± 2.6% 48% 42% 10%
LJR Custom Strategies (D)[D] January 14–27, 2019 600 (LV) 47% 19%
Remington (R)[B] December 11–12, 2018 1,680 (LV) ± 2.4% 46% 39% 15%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] October 15–21, 2018 605 (V) ± 4.9% 47% 33% 19%
Remington (R) September 11–12, 2018 1,615 (LV) ± 2.5% 52% 29% 19%
Hypothetical polling
with Ralph Abraham
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Ralph
Abraham (R)
Undecided
Spry Strategies (R)[A] October 8–9, 2019 700 (LV) ± 3.7% 43% 45% 12%
JMC Analytics (R) October 5–8, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 47% 37% 16%
Mason-Dixon October 1–4, 2019 625 (LV) ± 4.0% 53% 38% 9%
Remington (R)[B] September 10–11, 2019 1,144 (LV) ± 2.9% 48% 44% 8%
Market Research Insight August 13–16, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 53% 47% 0%
Multi-Quest July 19–21, 2019 601 (RV) ± 4.0% 49% 39% 11%
Remington (R)[B] June 1–2, 2019 1,471 (LV) ± 2.6% 45% 45% 10%
JMC Analytics (R) April 25–29, 2019 650 (LV) ± 3.8% 40% 36% 24%
Market Research Insight April 9–11, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.1% 45% 28% 27%
Remington (R)[B] March 13–14, 2019 1,464 (LV) ± 2.6% 47% 45% 8%
LJR Custom Strategies (D)[D] January 14–27, 2019 600 (LV) 47% 27%
Remington (R)[B] December 11–12, 2018 1,680 (LV) ± 2.4% 44% 44% 12%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] October 15–21, 2018 605 (V) ± 4.9% 45% 37% 18%
Remington (R) September 11–12, 2018 1,615 (LV) ± 2.5% 48% 35% 17%
Mason-Dixon February 20–22, 2018 625 (RV) ± 4.0% 51% 28% 21%
with John Kennedy
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
John
Kennedy (R)
Undecided
Southern Media & Opinion Research November 16–21, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 45% 49% 6%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] October 15–21, 2018 605 (V) ± 4.9% 39% 48% 14%
Remington (R) September 11–12, 2018 1,615 (LV) ± 2.5% 43% 47% 10%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] June 19–22, 2018 600 (LV) ± 4.8% 37% 51%
Mason-Dixon February 20–22, 2018 625 (RV) ± 4.0% 45% 44% 11%
with Jeff Landry
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Jeff
Landry (R)
Undecided
SurveyUSA (R)[E] October 15–21, 2018 605 (V) ± 4.9% 44% 39% 17%
with Steve Scalise
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Steve
Scalise (R)
Undecided
Market Research Insight April 9–11, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.1% 45% 26% 29%
Mason-Dixon February 20–22, 2018 625 (RV) ± 4.0% 46% 43% 11%
with Generic Opponent
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
John Bel
Edwards (D)
Generic
Opponent
Undecided
Remington Research Group/Abraham for Governor[G] June 1-2, 2019 1,471 (LV) ± 2.6% 42% 48%[n] 10%
Market Research Insight Apr 9–11, 2019 600 (LV) ± 4.1% 36% 42% 22%
SurveyUSA (R)[E] June 19–22, 2018 600 (LV) ± 4.8% 35% 65%[o]

Results[edit]

Jungle primary[edit]

Jungle Primary results by parish

According to the Louisiana Secretary of State more than 384,000[71] early votes were cast, a significant increase from the 2015 gubernatorial election in which 234,000[72] early votes were cast.

2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election[73]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Bel Edwards (incumbent) 625,970 46.6
Republican Eddie Rispone 368,319 27.4
Republican Ralph Abraham 317,149 23.6
Democratic Oscar Dantzler 10,993 0.8
Republican Patrick Landry 10,966 0.8
Independent Gary Landrieu 10,084 0.7
Total votes 1,343,481 100.0

Runoff[edit]

2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election runoff[74]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Bel Edwards (incumbent) 774,498 51.33% -4.78%
Republican Eddie Rispone 734,286 48.67% +4.78%
Total votes 1,508,784 100.00% N/A
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b c Poll sponsored by Brian Trascher, chairman of the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign in Louisiana
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Poll sponsored by the Ralph Abraham campaign
  3. ^ Poll conducted for undisclosed private client
  4. ^ a b c Poll sponsored by Education Reform Now Advocacy, the 501(c)(3) arm of Democrats for Education Reform
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Poll sponsored by the John Kennedy campaign
  6. ^ Poll sponsored by the John Bel Edwards campaign
  7. ^ Poll sponsored by Abraham's campaign
Additional candidates and polling key
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ Dantzler (D) with 1%, Landrieu (I) with 1%, and Landry (R) with 1%
  3. ^ Dantzler (D) with 3%, Landrieu (I) with 2%, and Landry (R) with 1%
  4. ^ Landrieu (I) with 4%, Landry (R) with 3%, and Dantzler (D) with 1%
  5. ^ Dantzler (D) with 2%, Landrieu (I), and Landry (R) with 1%
  6. ^ Landrieu (I) with 4%, Landry (R) with 2%, and Dantzler (D) with <1%
  7. ^ Landrieu (I) with 2%
  8. ^ Dantzler (D) with 2% and Landrieu (I) with 1%
  9. ^ Dantzler (D) with 2%, Landrieu (I), and Landry (R) with <1%
  10. ^ Dantzler (D) with 2%, Landrieu (I) and Landry (R) with 1%
  11. ^ Landrieu (I) with 2%, "Other candidates" with 1%, and Dantzler (D) with 0%
  12. ^ Landrieu (I) with 4%, "Refused" with 1%
  13. ^ Figures use the 'likely voters with early voters and leaners' metric
  14. ^ "We should give someone new a chance" with 48% as opposed to "Edwards has done a good enough job as Governor to be re-elected"
  15. ^ "Would consider voting for someone else" with 51% as opposed to "would vote to re-elect Edwards"; "unsure" with 14%

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