Via Fox News:

Louisiana Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards was projected to win a second term by defeating Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in Saturday’s runoff election, a result certain to rattle Republicans as they look ahead to 2020.

The Associated Press called the race for Edwards, Louisiana’s only Democratic statewide elected official, with 96 percent of precincts reporting and the incumbent leading Rispone by more than 19,300 votes out of more than 1.45 million votes cast.

“Who dat!” Edwards shouted to supporters in Baton Rouge. “How sweet it is!”

After local television stations called the race for Edwards around 9:40 p.m. local time, Rispone called Edwards to concede, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. Rispone later addressed his supporters.

“We have nothing to be ashamed of,” Rispone told the Republican gathering. “We have over 700,000 people in Louisiana that really want something better and something different.”

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