WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party suffered a blow on Tuesday as Democratic presidential candidate John Bill Edwards retained the post of governor of Louisiana and beat his Republican rival Eddie Respon, strongly backed by President Donald Trump.
The re-election of Democrat Edwards as governor of Louisiana for a second term on Sunday disappointed Republicans with the backing of the job despite the active support of Trump, who has visited the state three times in recent months to express his support for Republican businessman Respon.
The agency noted that Edwards, who focused on broader state-specific issues rather than the party agenda, was able to garner about 51 percent of the vote, pointing out that Trump's efforts at the same time brought the opposite effect and pushed voters from opponents of the president and the brown to cast their votes in favor of the Democratic candidate In the final phase of the election.
The results dealt a heavy blow to Republicans a year before the US presidential election, especially as it came after another loss suffered by the Trump Party in the battle for the governor of Kentucky and poor results achieved by Republicans in the legislative elections in the state of Virginia.
Last week, Trump received successive slaps as accountability measures entered the stage of public hearings and the painful defeat suffered by his Republican Party in local elections in Kentucky and Virginia, while threatening strong winds threatening Trump's presidential campaign on the one hand and making the possibility of isolating him more achievable.
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