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Trump to hold Louisiana rally for GOP candidates in governor's race

 Trump to hold Louisiana rally for GOP candidates in governor's race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE will hold a rally for two competing Republican candidates for Louisiana governor Friday in Lake Charles.

Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is running for reelection in the November 2019 gubernatorial election. Under the state’s jungle primary system, a runoff will be triggered if no candidate achieves a simple majority in Saturday’s primary election.

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Trump has refused to take a side between competing Republicans Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone amid fears that the two may split the vote and deliver Edwards a second term.

Last week, Trump tweeted “REPUBLICANS of Louisiana, it is really important for you to go out and vote on October 12th for either Eddie Rispone or Ralph Abraham (both Great), which will lead to a runoff against a  Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day MORE/Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Trump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference MORE Democrat (John Bel Edwards), who does nothing but stymie all of the things we are doing to Make America Great Again.”

The Cook Political Report has rated the race as leaning Democratic. If Edwards secures re-election he would be the first Democratic Louisiana governor to do so since the 1970s. “If the election were held today, there would not be [a runoff],” Edwards told Politico earlier this month. “But it’s not today. It’s still October the 12th.”