2019 Louisiana Governor Primary Election

The election has ended with a runoff between John Bel Edwards (D) and Eddie Rispone (R), 100% of precincts reporting.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019 at 9:07 a.m. EDT

Louisiana will hold a gubernatorial primary election for all candidates on Oct. 12. All six candidates will compete against one another on the same ballot.

The incumbent, Gov. John Bel Edwards, is the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. His two main Republican challengers are U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone. Also appearing on the ballot are Republican Patrick Landry, Democrat Oscar Dantzler and independent candidate Gary Landrieu.

The Louisiana primary election operates as a “jungle primary” — all six candidates compete against one another on the same ballot. A candidate wins the election outright if they receive more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate secures a majority, the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will compete in a general election on Nov. 16.

Monroe

Lafayette

Alexandria

Shreveport

Baton Rouge

New Orleans

LEAD/WON

Democrat

Republican

CandidateVotes Pct.
John Bel EdwardsEdwards*DEM
626,00046.6%
Eddie RisponeRisponeGOP
368,31827.4
Ralph AbrahamAbrahamGOP
317,11523.6
Oscar DantzlerDantzlerDEM
10,9930.8
Patrick LandryLandryGOP
10,9660.8
Gary LandrieuLandrieuIND
10,0860.8
Total votes from 100% of precincts1,343,478
* Incumbent

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler