DNC Chair Statement on Louisiana Governor’s Race

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement following John Bel Edwards’ victory in Louisiana:

“John Bel Edwards' commitment to expanding quality health care to hundreds of thousands of Louisianans, making higher education more affordable and accessible for students all across the state and restoring integrity to the Governor’s Mansion is a message that Democrats all across the country can run on and win with in 2016.

“Thanks to significant cooperation with the DGA, including DNC investments on the communications, research, and digital front, we were able to help Louisiana move past the failed policies of Bobby Jindal and into a more prosperous future for Louisianans. John Bel Edwards’ victory shows that Louisiana has turned the page on David Vitter’s scandals and eight years of Bobby Jindal’s failed economic policies. John Bel Edwards has a distinguished record of service and I know he will always put Louisiana first.”