Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins reelection to remain the Deep South's only Democratic governor despite Trump's effort to flip seat. Edwards beat wealthy Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who invested more than $14 million of his own money to finance his campaign. During rallies across the state, President Donald Trump told Louisiana voters the race was a symbolic referendum on his presidency, which he said is under attack by Democrats who've started impeachment hearings in the House. Ref. USATodayImage by Richard David Ramsey - Own work, CC BY-Specific Action: 3.0, Source 7x.