RGA Releases New Ad In Louisiana Governor’s Race Featuring President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – RGA Right Direction PAC, an organization supported by the Republican Governors Association (RGA), today released its first television ad in the Louisiana runoff election. Titled “Can’t Take,” the ad features President Donald Trump excoriating Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards for his broken promises, tax-and-spend agenda, and liberal record.


President Trump knows that Louisiana cannot afford four more years of John Bel Edwards’ tax hikes, poor economic performance, and ties to the most radical liberals in the country.

Fortunately, Louisianans are offered a clear contrast with conservative outsider Eddie Rispone, who puts Louisiana values first and – as a proven job creator – will partner with President Trump to get the state’s economy roaring.

After decisively falling short in the primary with just 46.6 percent of the vote, compared to 52 percent for the Republicans, John Bel Edwards enters the runoff with no clear path to victory and new public polling shows that Rispone has quickly consolidated the Republican vote. Read RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode’s memo on the runoff election here.

“A clear majority of Louisiana voters rejected John Bel Edwards’ liberal tax-and-spend agenda in the primary, and will do the same in the runoff election,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “The voters know what President Trump knows – that John Bel Edwards has failed the state, and Eddie Rispone will right the ship and partner with the President to move Louisiana forward.”

Script for “Can’t Take”

President Trump: “John Bel Edwards lied to the people of Louisiana.

“When John Bel Edwards ran for office, he made your state a sacred promise that he would not raise your taxes.

“Then he got elected and broke that promise by ramming through the largest tax hike in your state’s history, John Bel Edwards.

“Louisiana cannot take four more years of a liberal Democrat governor.”

Paid for by RGA Right Direction PAC.