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Poll: Pro-Life Democrat Leads in Louisiana Governor’s Race

Democrat John Bel Edwards won a first term as Louisiana governor in 2015, when he defeated scandal-plagued U.S. senator David Vitter by twelve points. A new poll shows that the Democratic governor, who signed a bill this year banning abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, is leading his GOP opponents in his 2019 bid for reelection:

If no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote during the October “jungle primary,” the top two candidates will advance to a runoff election in November.

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