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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards failed to garner more than half of the votes in Saturday’s primary election, forcing him into a run-off with Republican candidate Eddie Rispone to be held Nov. 16.

Edwards won 47 percent of the vote, while Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and Republican donor making his first bid for public office, had 27 percent, according to a results portal on the Louisiana secretary of state’s website. In third place was Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham, with 24 percent, who endorsed his GOP opponent after falling short in the primary.

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