DGA Statement On Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Re-Election
DGA Chair Gov. Gina Raimondo issued the following statement on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ re-election in Louisiana:
“Congratulations to Gov. Edwards on his historic victory tonight. Gov. Edwards made incredible progress for the people of Louisiana—turning a $2 billion deficit into a surplus, providing health care to 450,000 working Louisianans, and giving teachers their first pay raise in a decade. Gov. Edwards has been an education governor, investing in public education and higher education for the first time in a decade.
Just like Gov.-Elect Andy Beshear’s victory in Kentucky, Gov. Edwards’ win proves that strong Democrats can be competitive anywhere in the country—in red, blue, and purple states. Louisiana voters rewarded Gov. Edwards with four more years because of his bipartisan record of success and I look forward to seeing the progress he will make for Louisiana in his second term.”
DGA Executive Director Noam Lee released the following statement:
“This race was a top priority for the DGA this year. We worked directly with Gov. Edwards’ campaign to ensure they had the organization needed to win from day one. The DGA strategically made over a $9 million investment in Louisiana, which happened because of our record fundraising this year.
The DGA is proud to help Gov. Edwards make history tonight as the first Democratic governor in Louisiana to win re-election in 44 years. Gov. Edwards’ win was no fluke four years ago and it is no accident tonight. We congratulate Gov. Edwards on his re-election.”