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VIDEO: News summary of Vitter’s primary election results

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VIDEO: News summary of Vitter’s primary election results

Check out this broadcast news summary to see what political analysts and reporters have said about Republican candidate David Vitter’s primary election results in Louisiana’s race for governor. Securing only 23% of the vote, Vitter emerged from the primary ‘deeply wounded’ and struggling to unite the Republican Party for the runoff. Democrat John Bel Edwards finished in first place with 40%, and is gaining momentum heading into the run off with two national political ratings – both the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call and the Cook Political Report – shifting in his favor. 

Some excerpts below:

WAFB analyst Jim Engster: “This cannot be considered a good night for Senator Vitter.”

WAFB anchor André Moreau: “You have not got the feeling that a lot of Republicans would support him.”

WWL analyst Dr. Ron Faucheux: “The surprise of the night was the margin that John Bel Edwards was able to put together.

KTVE analyst Dr. Joshua Stockley: “David Vitter is limping into this runoff.”