Rep. Ralph Abraham (R., La.) on Thursday announced that he will challenge Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.) in the 2019 election, becoming the first elected official and second Republican to launch a bid to unseat the only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards—one of the South’s lone Democrats left in statewide office—is facing a backlash from state and national pro-choice groups for supporting legislation restricting the practice of abortion.
The chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party is the most high-profile Democratic official in the country to date to call for a repeal of the Second Amendment.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D.) on Wednesday expressed a willingness to sign a proposal to ban abortion procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy.