The Advocate - Acadiana Elections
Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Hello, everyone.

Election season in full swing, and we want you to have the information you need to make the best decisions at the polls Nov. 16 for the general election.

That’s why, during election season, we’ll be sending a once-a-week bonus edition of the Acadiana business newsletter that focuses on candidates and issues that will be on the ballot in our region.

Here is a selection of election stories we’ve recently published:

Nov. 16 election: Here's what's on the ballot in Acadiana

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican rival, Eddie Rispone, are neck and neck in the governor’s race that tops the ballot. Read more

Early voting in Lafayette Parish sees big numbers of registered Republicans

Democrats are outpacing Republicans in early voting statewide for the Nov. 16 election. But in heavily Republican and conservative Lafayette Parish, Republicans cast more early votes Saturday and Monday than Democrats, according to data from the Louisiana Secretary of State Office. Read more

Donald Trump, Gov. Edwards offer starkly different takes on Louisiana at Monroe campaign rallies

MONROE — President Donald Trump and Gov. John Bel Edwards, campaigning in a key battleground in the Louisiana governor’s race, held competing events here Wednesday, with the president urging voters to send a message to Democrats by voting for Edwards’ opponent and the governor touting the state’s accomplishments. Read more

Trump attacks John Bel Edwards on guns, but the two share similar position

In wading into Louisiana’s election for governor, President Donald Trump has deployed a familiar formula for his campaigning in state races, praising the Republican candidate and blasting the Democrat on red-meat conservative issues like gun rights. Read more

Ad comparing David Duke, Eddie Rispone off the airwaves after John Bel Edwards calls group

MONROE — Gov. John Bel Edwards this week called the leaders of a New Orleans political group in an effort to get the organization to take down a radio ad comparing his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone to white supremacist David Duke. Read more

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Eddie Rispone made competing claims on the economy; here's what the facts say

Louisiana’s economy is growing, and the state has its lowest unemployment rate in 11 years, Gov. John Bel Edwards told viewers during Wednesday’s debate with contractor Eddie Rispone. Read more