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Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 4:38 PM

My friend, Mayor Boome

  Friends -- This pandemic has presented us with so many challenges, and more than ever, it’s important that we have the strongest leaders guiding us. My friend, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, has been that leader. Since she took office in 2016, she led East Baton Rouge Parish thr…
Team JBE · [email protected]
December 10, 2019 at 4:02 PM

Send us your pics

Friends,   We had an incredible victory last month.  So many of you stepped up to knock on donors, donate, and get people to the polls. Now, the Governor and First Lady want to show their thanks to you.    We traveled all across this state during the campaign, and you were right …
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 17, 2019 at 4:25 PM

We did it!

Friends,   We did it. We fought a tough fight and we pulled through. The voters have spoken and I am humbled to continue to serve as Governor of Louisiana. This wouldn't have been possible without your support. Our incredible grassroots community stepped up again and again to provi…
Last Call (via JohnBelForLouisiana.com) · [email protected]
November 16, 2019 at 1:53 AM

this is your final opportunity to pitch in

  Friends -- In less than 12 hours, voters will be casting their ballots across Louisiana.   As of right now, we're still $3,255 away from hitting our final fundraising goal of this campaign. This is your last chance to make a contribution before voting begins. Can we count on you to ch…
Team JBE · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 11:15 PM

out of time

Friends -- We're almost out of time. Voters will be heading to the polls in a matter of hours and we're coming up short on our final push fundraising goal. We're still $8,725 away and we only have a few hours left.  Tomorrow's runoff is going to be very close and we're fighting for each…
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 6:51 PM

Friends, this is our last fundraising goal of the election

Friends -- The big special interests and national Republican groups think they can swing this election at the last minute to put Eddie Rispone over the top. With the polls showing this race as a dead heat, we can't let up now.  You know how high the stakes are, friend. Years of hard-fou…
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 3:02 PM

One day left

Friends, this is the final day of this campaign. In less than 24 hours, voters will head to the polls to decide this election.  We've fought a tough race. The last time I ran, we were a long shot. A lot of people didn't think we had a chance. This time we've had a record to run on…
John Bel for Louisiana HQ · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 1:37 AM

48 hours is all we have left

  Friends -- In a little more than 48 hours, this campaign will be over. Voters will have cast their ballots and shortly after that we'll start seeing the returns come in.   Right now, the polls show we have a narrow lead -- but outside money is flooding into the race in these final 48 …
Team JBE · [email protected]
November 14, 2019 at 7:41 PM

Even more outside money is flooding into our race (fight back now)

Friends -- As we enter the final days of this campaign, national Republicans are getting worried. We've just learned that the Republican National Committee is pumping another $1 million into Louisiana to try and boost Eddie Rispone. With an election as close as this, we can't let this go u…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 14, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Against the odds

With only two days left in the campaign, I'm reflecting on my first race for governor, when most people thought I didn't stand a chance. We proved them wrong, against all odds, by sticking to a simple promise: to put Louisiana first. Friends, this race is different from 2015. In m…
Official John Bel Edwards Campaign · [email protected]
November 14, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Your latest update from the campaign

  Friends -- Wow, what a day.   FIRST, we put out the urgent call to help fund our TV and radio budget.   NEXT, we got word that a judge had ordered false attack ads to be pulled down from the airwaves.   NOW, our supporters are stepping up in a big way to take advantage of the mome…
Breaking News (via JohnBelForLouisiana.com) · [email protected]
November 13, 2019 at 7:28 PM

BREAKING: Judge orders false attack ad taken down

  Breaking News from the Associated Press: Judge Orders Anti-Edwards Ad Down In Louisiana Governor Race   This is big news, friends. A judge has just ordered that a false ad attacking the Governor be taken down immediately.   Once again, Eddie Rispone and his friends have been caught …
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
November 13, 2019 at 3:20 PM

toss-up

  Friends -- With only three days to go until the runoff, this race is a toss-up. Recent polls have showed the Governor with a razor-thin lead, but Eddie Rispone and his friends have only been escalating their attacks to try and make up the ground.   With the margin this narrow, we need…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 12, 2019 at 9:48 PM

Latest update on our ads

  Friends -- It's looking a lot like we're going to miss the fundraising goal for our response ads. We're still $2,640 away from our goal. If we miss this goal, friends, it means we couldn't keep pace with all of the attacks from Eddie Rispone and his out-of-state friends. In a race th…
Team JBE · [email protected]
November 12, 2019 at 6:32 PM

We're falling short and may need to take down our response ads

  Friends -- We've been checking the numbers since this morning, and we're still far short of where we need to be to keep our response ads on the air. With the attacks against the Governor escalating, this is very bad news. We're still more than $5,100 short of our grassroots fundraising …
John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 12, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Join me on Election Night!

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Gov. John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 12, 2019 at 2:51 PM

We need to keep up

  Friends -- With just four days left until the runoff, we're facing another critical test. Eddie Rispone and his friends have escalated their attacks, and we need to raise another $7,954 by 5 p.m. to keep our response ads on the air. Falling short, friends, could be a disaster. With r…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 11, 2019 at 11:07 PM

Too close to call (new poll)

  Friends -- A new poll is out today that shows our race is extremely close. The Gray TV poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards leading Eddie Rispone by just two points, 48% to 46%. This poll demonstrates just how close this election could be on Saturday. We've always known this will be …
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
November 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM

no low they won't stoop to

  Friends -- We're in the final stretch of this runoff. There's only five days left, and we can't afford to let up. Even today, on Veterans Day, Eddie Rispone and his allies continue to attack the Governor and his military service with phony attacks. We've seen this over and over again du…
Team John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 10, 2019 at 11:08 PM

re: the Governor's message

  Friends -- We wanted to make sure you saw this message from the Governor. The opportunity to have your donation TRIPLE-MATCHED expires at midnight.   We're entering the final days of this campaign, friends. Can we count on you to pitch in right away?   Remember, all contributions we…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 10, 2019 at 3:07 PM

this could be our last chance to stay ahead

  Friends, I have bad news: We came about $5,000 short of our fundraising goal last night. Falling short puts us at risk of losing this race, especially when my opponent has millions of dollars to spend attacking me for the next six days. Thankfully, the same generous group of donors i…
Team John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 9, 2019 at 9:07 PM

We need help punching back against these nasty attacks

  MATCH ALERT WITH THE RACE NECK AND NECK, A GROUP OF DONORS IS DOUBLING EVERY GIFT BEFORE MIDNIGHT GIVE NOW This is bad, friends. Even after the governor emailed you this morning about the opportunity to have your donation doubled, we're still falling behind the …
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 9, 2019 at 3:08 PM

this is the opportunity we need to stay ahead

  Friends, I have important news. Polls show this race is neck and neck with only seven days to go, so a group of donors has decided to step up by matching every gift until midnight. Can you give $5 now and have every dollar doubled to help me win reelection in Louisiana? My opponent…
Team JBE · [email protected]
November 9, 2019 at 12:02 AM

critical: 91 more donors needed by 8 p.m.

  Friends – We'll keep it short and to the point. We need 91 more people to step up with a contribution to fund our critical get-out-the-vote program. We're falling behind on this urgent goal, friends. By chipping in right now you'll ensure we can end the early vote period strong. Re…
Official John Bel Edwards Campaign · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 8:27 PM

We're falling short on this urgent get-out-the-vote goal

  Friends – With just one more full day of early voting left to go, we're running out of time to fund our get-out-the-vote program. We were hoping to see a ton of folks pitch in this morning, but we're still $7,455 short of our $10,000 goal. We simply can't miss this goal, friends. Wit…
Team John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 6:49 PM

Join Team JBE to watch Election Night results!

Join Team JBE to watch Election Night results! Sign up here! Paid for by The John Bel Edwards Campaign, LLC Our mailing address is: 125 E. Pine Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454 https://johnbelforlouisiana.com/ Want to cha…
John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 3:34 PM

The final push for early voting

  Friends – This runoff will be over in just 8 days. With early voting ending tomorrow, it's never been more important for us to have a fully funded get-out-the-vote program. We know this is going to be a close election. We also know that D.C. Republicans want to notch a big win in t…
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 12:06 AM

The false attacks keep coming (fight back)

  Friends -- We wanted to give you an urgent update about the race. After the Governor put out the call for contributions to keep our TV ads on the air, folks like you responded in a big way. But, just as we approached our fundraising goal, we learned that a group boosting Eddie Rispon…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 7:07 PM

we won't let GOP special interests get the best of us

  Friends – I have bad news for you. Our fundraising team just wrapped up a meeting, and we're still about $3,000 short of the $8,700 we need by 5 p.m. to keep our ads on the air. We're in the thick of early voting in this runoff election. If our ads go dark now, we could lose. Look,…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM

This could turn the tide of our race

  Urgent news, friends: We only have until 5:00 p.m. today to raise $8,700 to keep our TV ads on the air. As of now, we're alarmingly far from our goal – and falling behind like this couldn't have come at a worse time. Louisianans are already casting early votes in our race for governo…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 12:38 AM

🚨🚨 The Republican rally tonight 🚨🚨

    Friends, As you may already know, national Republicans are coming to Louisiana tonight to rally in support of my opponent, Eddie Rispone. With only 10 days left in the campaign, polls show this race is extremely tight, so we have to treat this rally as a serious threat.  The DC es…
Gov. John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 7:28 PM

The stakes are clear

Friends, As you may have heard, last night, voters in Kentucky narrowly elected Andy Beshear as their next governor. This was a clear sign that voters won't be swayed by national Republicans and special interests trying to buy elections. But, this also means that Louisiana will be the…
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 3:02 PM

We need you to step up and volunteer, friend.

Friends, All eyes are on Louisiana now. Last night, voters in Kentucky sent a strong message by electing Andy Beshear as the next governor. They showed that national Republicans can't simply flood states with money to win elections.  This result in Kentucky means that all of the speci…
Team JBE · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 1:03 AM

we're falling short (82 contributions still needed)

  We have some bad news, friends. After the Governor emailed you this morning, we're still behind on our get-out-the-vote fundraising goal. To catch up and reach our goal before midnight, we need another 82 people to pitch in. Can we count on you, friend, to be one of them? In a close …
Gov. John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 4:09 PM

They are running scared, friends. We need to keep the pressure on.

  Friends, As you know, early voting is underway and many folks across Louisiana have already cast their ballots. We're seeing high turnout and with a continued investment in our get-out-the-vote program, we can and will win this runoff.  My opponent is running scared right now -- and …
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 4, 2019 at 10:45 PM

update for you

  Friends -- We've just run the latest numbers and we are unfortunately falling short on our get-out-the-vote fundraising push. We put out a call to raise $7,500 before midnight, and as of right now, we're still $4,033 short. With early voting underway and people casting their ballots,…
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
November 4, 2019 at 4:20 PM

People are voting right now, friends

  Friends -- Right now, people across Louisiana are heading to the polls for early voting. While Election Day may still be 12 days away, we have no time to waste in getting our message out and funding our get-out-the-vote effort. We're already seeing a huge push by out-of-state special…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 3, 2019 at 10:52 PM

There are no second chances in this runoff, friends

Friends, I know it's Sunday evening, so I'll be quick and get to the point. We've seen very high turnout for early voting, which means it has never been more important for us to keep our campaign's ground operations fully-funded.  My team tells me that right now, we're just $2,311 sho…
Team John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
November 3, 2019 at 4:41 PM

We only have 13 days until this runoff is over. Friends, let's not leave anything to chance.

  Thirteen days, friends, that's all we have left to win this runoff. With early voting getting underway yesterday, it's never been more important for us to fully fund our get-out-the-vote efforts. This is going to be a close election and we need the resources to fight for each and every …
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 2, 2019 at 10:07 PM

Coming up short with 14 days left

  Friends, We're two weeks out from the runoff election, so I'll get right to the point. My team just let me know we're short of today's fundraising goal. The gap we need to make up is $3,675, and to be blunt, we can't afford to fall behind. Not with the election only 14 days away. We …
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 2, 2019 at 2:52 PM

My opponent is spending his millions ahead of early voting

Friends, With early voting in our runoff election starting today, we've set an urgent fundraising goal of $8,000 to turn out as many voters as possible. Before I ask for your help, I'd like to explain what could happen if we fall short today. My opponent, Eddie Rispone, doesn't just h…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 10:09 PM

BREAKING: Rispone "hits a new low"

  The Advocate: Rispone "Hits A New Low"   Friends -- In case you needed a reminder about what we're up against in this campaign, Eddie Rispone just showed us once again who he is.   In an interview today, Rispone went after the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Governor's m…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 3:07 PM

The fate of Medicaid hinges on this race, so we cannot afford to lose

    Kaiser Health News: "The Fate Of Medicaid In Louisiana Could Hinge On State’s Gubernatorial Race"    Friends, There's more at stake in this election than ever before. Kaiser Health News recently warned that the fate of Medicaid could hinge on this race. That…
[email protected] · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 7:52 PM

We can hit this goal right now

We're almost to our end-of-month goal. Let's do this.   Friends -- In the past 24 hours, we've made some incredible progress towards our end-of-month grassroots fundraising goal. Folks from all over Louisiana are chipping in and we're nearly across the finish line.   We know the Governor…
[email protected] · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 7:52 PM

We can hit this goal right now

We're almost to our end-of-month goal. Let's do this.   Friends -- In the past 24 hours, we've made some incredible progress towards our end-of-month grassroots fundraising goal. Folks from all over Louisiana are chipping in and we're nearly across the finish line.   We know the Governor…
Gov. John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 3:12 PM

I can't say this enough

Your support keeps this campaign going and now we're approaching the most important deadline of the runoff.   Friends -- First off, I want to say thank you. Throughout this entire campaign and now in the runoff, it's been folks like you that have helped keep me going. Whether it's grassroo…
Team John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 1:14 AM

We need another 71 donors before midnight, will you be one of them?

We're still running short of our critical Oct. 31 fundraising goal.   Friends -- We're in a critical phase of this runoff. To make all of the investments we need to win this election, we need to stay on track towards our big October 31st fundraising goal. We're already seeing more attacks …
JohnBelForLouisiana.com · [email protected]
October 30, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Tonight's debate (add your name)

Before the Governor takes the stage tonight, add your name to let him know you're with him!   Friends,   Tonight marks the first -- and only -- debate of the runoff election. This is a huge opportunity for all of Louisiana to see the sharp contrast between the Governor and Eddie Rispone.…
[email protected] · [email protected]
October 29, 2019 at 11:26 PM

Critical October goal [update for you]

This race will be close. We need you on our team.   Hi,   We're facing the most urgent fundraising deadline so far in this runoff campaign. We need to raise $25,000 from our grassroots supporters before midnight on October 31.   To stay on track to hit this goal, we still need to raise…
Gov. John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
October 29, 2019 at 3:04 PM

We need everyone on board for this

Our October 31 fundraising goal is the most important of this runoff   Friends -- I know we've set a lot of grassroots fundraising goals for this campaign. Folks like you have stuck with us and pitched in to ensure we met those goals. That's how we've gotten this far, and that's how we're …