MONROE, La. (WAFB) - President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.
The president hosted a Keep America Great rally at the Monroe Civic Center. The rally was held to campaign for Rispone ahead of the runoff election against Governor John Bel Edwards.
According to our sister station, KNOE, the president’s 2020 campaign press secretary says the rallies aren’t just about encouraging Republicans to vote.
“They’re oftentimes Democrats who came over to support President Trump or swing voters who came over to support President Trump,” Kayleigh McEnany said. “This is an important moment for President Trump to try to make a Trump voter a Republican voter.”
McEnany says these elections are also important for the president because they give him an ally to pass policy statewide.
"Soon to be Governor Rispone will be that all that can replicate that success federally that President Trump has accomplished on the state level in Louisiana," she said.