In a new ad, Governor John Bel Edwards asks residents to vote for Democrat Foster Campbell in Saturday’s US Senate race. In the 30-second spot, Edwards says Campbell could be the deciding vote against substantial cuts to social security and Medicare. ULM political science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says as popular as the governor is, this ad likely won’t do much to help Campbell.
“Foster Campbell appears to be substantially behind John Kennedy at this point. I think all signs point to a Republican victory in this race,” Stockley said.
Campbell will face Republican John Kennedy in the December 10 runoff. The governor says in the ad that Campbell supports equal pay for women, and he will bring tax dollars home for roads, bridges, and coastal restoration. Stockley says while the ad is a nice gesture, it’s probably too little too late.
“Foster Campbell will take it, but he’s going to need more than an endorsement from the governor at this point if he’s going to pull off the upset victory,” Stockley said.