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Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints appear headed to the playoffs, did Edwards also get an edge from the football factor? “I think when the people are feeling good, that probably helps an incumbent. And in Louisiana, football is probably more important to helping people feel good than the economy,”...


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