National buzz growing around Edwards

While there might be a fair share of haters and doubters in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ national fan club appears to be growing.

Donors on the corporate level say the Democratic Governors Association, in particular, has labeled Edwards as a star player whenever its bench comes into question. That bench isn’t as long as it could be; there are currently 15 Democratic governors in the United States, excluding American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

In the latest polling from Morning Consult, Edwards had the fourth highest approval rating, at 53%, among that 15-governor bunch. He was also just four points shy of being tied for first place with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who notched 57%. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had second place with 55% and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper trailed in third with 54%…


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