METAIRIE, LA — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise today issued the following statement on the outcome of Louisiana's gubernatorial primary election, where he announced his endorsement of Eddie Rispone's candidacy for the general election taking place in November:
"I am proud to endorse Eddie Rispone to be our next Governor. Just like America elected an outsider in Donald Trump to turn our country around, Louisiana needs an outsider like Eddie Rispone to turn our state around. John Bel Edwards has proven to be a tax and spend liberal, running jobs out of Louisiana while also raising taxes to the highest level in America, resulting in the lowest performing state in the nation. While every other state is participating in America’s prosperity, Louisiana is the only state in the nation that is losing jobs. We need to do better, we can do better, and with Eddie as our next Governor, Louisiana will finally join the rest of the country in achieving our full potential.
"I would also like to congratulate the newly re-elected Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Attorney General Jeff Landry, Treasurer John Schroder, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, and Commissioner of Insurance James Donelon. Each of them possesses strong records of public service and will continue helping rebuild our great state."