Election 2020 Trump

Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone speaks at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Monroe, La., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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.

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The Countdown…

Days until runoff: 8

Days until inauguration: 81

Days until the 2020 regular session begins: 153

Days until the regular session must end: 212

The News

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

Happening today

Governor's schedule

  • Ribbon Cutting for U.S. 80 Westbound Bridge Over Boone Creek at Dixie Inn.

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