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Pres. Trump, Gov. Edwards make final pitches ahead of Saturday election

Updated: Oct. 11, 2019 at 7:13 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - In a bid to get a Republican elected governor of Louisiana, Pres. Donald Trump made a stop in Lake Charles Friday night, stumping for either Eddie Rispone or U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.

The man Rispone and Abraham are trying to unseat, Gov. John Bel Edwards, made a final pitch in Lake Charles, too. Edwards touted the economy and jobs while speaking at SOWELA’s Regional Training Facility.

Pres. Trump packed out the 7,500-seat Lake Charles Civic Center.

Outside the Civic Center, a few groups of protesters carried signs, demonstrating over a variety of issues.

The Louisiana baseball team that won the Little League World Series traveled to Louisiana aboard Air Force One with the president. The team is from River Ridge. The team was in Washington D.C., meeting with the president at the White House, when Pres. Trump extended the invitation.

The Louisiana Little League World Series Championship team, pictured here with U.S. Rep. Steve...
The Louisiana Little League World Series Championship team, pictured here with U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, is aboard Air Force One with Pres. Donald Trump as they travel from Andrews Joint Air Force Base to Lake Charles, La.(Twitter)

The crowds at the Civic Center arrived early - a line formed hours before the doors opened at 4 p.m. for the 7 p.m. rally.

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