It wasn't a fluke. Louisiana's improbable Democratic Gov. Bel Edwards, who unseated a scandal-plagued Republican in 2015, won a narrow reelection Saturday. That's despite President Donald Trump's three visits to the state to boost challenger Eddie Rispone, a self-funded Republican Baton Rouge businessman, and the state's deep-red politics. Edwards campaigned heavily on preserving Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, whose enrollment Rispone vowed to freeze.
How did Edwards do it? Party registration notwithstanding, he aligned right on hot-button issues, signing a strict abortion ban, championing gun rights and identifying with Trump.
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