Democrat John Bel Edwards Wins Louisiana Governor’s Race

John Bel Edwards has defeated Senator David Vitter in Louisiana’s gubernatorial election.

“Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the Louisiana gubernatorial runoff election Saturday, bringing an end to a rough campaign that saw Vitter fall short after entering as the heavy favorite.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune called the race for Edwards just after 10 p.m. Eastern time Saturday night, a little more than hour after polls closed.

Edwards and Vitter advanced to the runoff after finishing as the top two in the Oct. 24 open primary. In Louisiana’s “jungle primary” system, candidates of all parties run together, with the top two finishers having a runoff if neither one secures 50 percent of the vote.” [READ MORE]