Louisiana governor candidate Rispone releases first TV ad

Louisiana governor candidate Rispone releases first TV ad
Eddie Rispone (Source: Eddie Rispone for Governor)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of the Republican candidates in the Louisiana governor's race has released his first TV ad, touting his support of President Donald Trump.

Eddie Rispone's 30-second spot began airing statewide Tuesday. The Baton Rouge businessman's campaign says it's spending $1 million to run the ad in every major Louisiana media market.

The ad doesn't mention Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards or Rispone's other GOP competitor, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham. Instead, the spot focuses entirely on Trump and says Rispone will work with the Republican president against "liberal lunatics."

With the launch, Rispone's campaign says it intends to remain on television with advertising until the Oct. 12 election.

Edwards went up on TV earlier this month. Abraham, who has fewer financial resources, hasn’t said when he’ll start his TV ad campaign.