Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor's election against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone Saturday night, according to the Associated Press.
His team also made deliberate efforts to reach out to Republican voters who supported Republican candidate Rep. Ralph Abraham in the primary.
Edwards showed his gratitude to voters at his election night watch party in Baton Rouge on Saturday, where voters erupted in chants of "four more years" as the race was called.
At his election night watch party he emphasized working on early education, increasing minimum wage and giving women equal pay for equal work.
Louisiana political consultant Mary-Partricia Wray told CBS News before election day that Trump's presence may have had a double-sided effect on voters.