Today in The Rundown: Highlights from President Donald Trump's second of three rallies in the Louisiana governor's race; Details about POTUS' plans for attending the LSU-Alabama rivalry game; Updates on the latest gubernatorial candidate spats; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until runoff: 8
Days until inauguration: 81
Days until the 2020 regular session begins: 153
Days until the regular session must end: 212
LAGov: President Donald Trump and Gov. John Bel Edwards had counter rallies in Monroe on Wednesday with less than two weeks to go in the governor's race: http://bit.ly/2Nsc7Gd
Trump: The president will be back for a third gubernatorial rally just two days before the runoff. http://bit.ly/2NpinOQ
POTUS: Donald Trump is heading to the LSU-Alabama game this weekend. All the details, including who he plans to root for: http://bit.ly/34CkAMw
Transportation: The Comite River Diversion Canal is on target for 2021 completion, according to a top federal official. http://bit.ly/2JWLR4l
Gov's race: Trump has made the Second Amendment an issue in his effort to stop Gov. John Bel Edwards from winning a second term, but do their positions more differences or commonalities? http://bit.ly/2CwQKNL
More gov's race: Pro-JBE ads that sought to link Rispone to David Duke are no longer airing: http://bit.ly/2oROE7G
Campaign finance: Here's where members of the Louisiana delegation stand as of their most recent reporting period. http://bit.ly/2WOQrH6
New Orleans: The shocking collapse of the half-built Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street last month cost New Orleans taxpayers an estimated $6 million in the first two weeks alone. http://bit.ly/2PVAUE0
Education: New Louisiana school grades and performance scores are in; See how your school fared: http://bit.ly/36Ki2y2
- Ribbon Cutting for U.S. 80 Westbound Bridge Over Boone Creek at Dixie Inn.
✔Unemployment rate lowest in a DECADE✔Hourly earnings on the RISE for blue collar workers✔Over 21,000 jobs ADDED since POTUS took office The Pelican State is WINNING under President @realDonaldTrump! https://t.co/8roN3koQ0T— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 6, 2019
Trump told Louisiana rally crowd last month: “John Bel Edwards, not good. Goes around saying ‘I like Trump very much,’ but behind my back he doesn’t like me. A friend of mine knows him well. He said ‘Behind your back, he’s not so good.’” #lalege #lagov https://t.co/XWUhdwvArL— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) November 6, 2019
#LAgov: At the @DemGovs press conference this morning, the organization’s leadership gave a preview of how they’re looking at Louisiana.They shared this about Gov. @JohnBelforLA’s (D) internal polling: *remember to take info about internals with a grain of salt. pic.twitter.com/NGXxQruSWj— Madelaine Pisani (@MadelainePisani) November 6, 2019
Just my opinion from covering about a dozen governor and Senate races mostly across the South, but I don't think that either #MSgov or #KYgov results tonight are really indicators for #LAgov coming up on Nov. 16. Louisiana's always *different*. 🤷🏻♀️ #lalege #lagov— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) November 6, 2019
Don't have a list yet but it's a given that some members of Congress and Trump administration will make the trip with POTUS to the game. Pretty valuable perk for remaining his ally during impeachment probe. #LSU #lalege #lagov https://t.co/spDP0opvyc— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) November 5, 2019
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