Edwards' walk not matching his talk

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Vote Here (sign)A political pundit predicts Louisiana's Democratic governor will have a rough time in a re-election runoff next month.

John Bel Edwards was not able to secure at least 50 percent of the vote in Saturday's six candidate "jungle primary," so he will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone on November 16. Many pundits believe President Trump's rally in Lake Charles Friday night was a major factor in Edwards' failure to secure a majority.

"Do not underestimate the power of the president campaigning in these elections," states Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, the political arm of the American Family Association. "I would not be surprised if we see or hear something from Trump again in this primary runoff."

But Chambers says Edwards had some problems anyway with touting himself as a conservative Democrat.

Chambers

"What we discovered is that Edwards did indeed fund Act Blue 2019, which is the Democrats' fundraising campaign organization to get Democrats elected," the analyst reports. "Those are the same people that really worked hard to elect Beto O'Rourke over Ted Cruz in Texas. So you look at what a person says, and then you look at what they do."

Chambers was impressed by how Rispone responded to the AFA Action survey.

"He said when it comes to abortions there should be no exceptions to abortion," Chambers details. "He has a pretty strong pro-life position."

Chambers encourages voters in Louisiana to check out his organization's voter guide.

Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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