Trump to rally supporters in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Oct. 11, 2019
President Trump is in Lake Charles, Louisiana Friday for a campaign rally , an event that the president announced himself by Tweet Sunday: "Going to Louisiana on Friday night for a big Republican Rally," he said.
Mr. Trump is rallying on the eve of Louisiana's gubernatorial election, trying to tip the ballot box in favor of the Republicans running to unseat Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. There are two Republicans running — Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone. It's a nonpartisan "jungle primary," meaning that if Edward wins 50% of the vote, he wins outright. If not, he'll face a runoff against the second place finisher.
"Keep Democrat Governor Edwards under 50%, force a runoff, and have a great new Republican Governor! Voting on Saturday," Mr. Trump tweeted.
Eric Holl, a spokesman for Edward's campaign told CBS News, "This last-minute rally is proof that the partisan forces in Washington realize that Gov. Edwards is supported by a wide range of people in Louisiana, from every political party and every background...Gov. Edwards will keep putting people over politics in his second term."
Early election returns show Democrats with a one-percent lead in turnout as of Sunday morning.
How to watch the Trump rally today
What: Donald Trump Rally
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: James E. Sudduth Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Watch in the live player above
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