Louisiana Democrat Gov.
John Bel Edwards held a narrow lead over Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in Saturday's gubernatorial runoff, with more than 91 percent of the state's precincts reporting.
A FiveThirtyEight average of recent polls shows Edwards holding an average lead of about two percent.
"This Saturday, the eyes of history are looking down on the great people of Louisiana," Trump told rallygoers Thursday in Bossier City.
Democrats, meanwhile, are keen to show that they can win conservative states with the right candidates, and Edwards is certainly a conservative Democrat.