Edwards

Democrat John Bel Edwards has secured a spot in the Nov. 21 runoff to decide who will be Louisiana’s next governor.

With a base of Democratic Party support, Edwards easily advanced Saturday to the two-man race to decide who will follow term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal into office. Edwards, a state representative, was the lone major Democratic candidate on the ballot.

Nine candidates for governor are in the race, but the race comes down to four major contenders: Edwards, Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

While his three GOP opponents struck at each

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