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Gubernatorial candidate, Rispone, speaks to Cenla business leaders

From: KALB PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) – One of three candidates for governor spoke at the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance meeting in Pineville on Monday. Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone, a conservative Baton Rouge businessman, made his case for the position in front of Central Louisiana business and community leaders. Rispone is one of three […]

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Conservative needed to improve Louisiana, Rispone tells Republican Women group

From: Livingston Parish News DENHAM SPRINGS – Eddie Rispone says he sees a lot of good things in Louisiana – its natural resources, oil, natural gas reserves, the hospitality to draw tourists and, “We live in a sportsman’s paradise.” “We have the most diverse and hard-working people in the country here,” he told the Livingston Parish […]

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Will it take a businessman to turn things around in Louisiana?

From: The Hayride If you haven’t seen it, Republican Eddie Rispone’s first ad buy in the Baton Rouge area is hilarious. It’s a nod to the bombardment of trial attorney ads in the state. (The trial lawyer and legal services industry spent $15.6 million for an ad to air every minute, on average, in New […]

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RISPONE: Edwards Ignores Our Illegal Immigration Epidemic

From: The Hayride If you didn’t already know, Governor Edwards and his administration continue to ignore the growing problem of illegal immigration in Louisiana. Just this past weekend, the ICE New Orleans field office arrested over thirty undocumented immigrants. The majority of those arrested had prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges. The others were fugitives eluding […]

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From humble beginnings to enormous wealth, Eddie Rispone may be facing his biggest test yet

From: Nola.com Titans of industry are often portrayed as men — loud, brash, possibly bombastic. Someone who likes to hear himself talk. Not Eddie Rispone. The lifelong Baton Rouge resident has an almost gentle presence. He’s so soft-spoken, it can be hard to hear him in conversation. “There are quiet leaders in this world and […]

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RISPONE: Louisiana Needs An Outsider

For eight long years under President Barack Obama, Americans were told that our economy was stagnant. We should not expect any better than two percent growth and that this was just the new normal they’d have to live with. Maybe America’s best days really were behind us. Then what happened? Americans shocked the system and elected Donald […]

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RISPONE: Edwards Still Won’t Admit His Mistake on ITEP

From: The Hayride God bestowed our great state with natural resources that would become the catalyst for economic success for generations to come: the mighty Mississippi River, the vast natural resources that lay beneath our feet, and the will of our great people. In 1909, the Standard Oil Company first began operations on the bluffs […]

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Eddie Rispone for Governor Launches First Major Ad Buy

Baton Rouge, LA—Today, Eddie Rispone for Governor launched their first major ad buy for the 2019 gubernatorial campaign. The five-figure buy will begin in the Baton Rouge metro area with more markets likely to follow.   The dynamic advertising campaign features a vibrant yellow background with campaign branding and a nearly 10 foot tall photo […]

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Rispone For Governor Announces Key Campaign Staff

From:  The Hayride Eddie Rispone for Louisiana Governor today provided The Hayride with their key staff hires: General Consultant Jordan Gehrke, of Leverage Public Strategies, is a veteran consultant with experience in numerous high-profile state and federal campaigns. Most recently he served as strategist for Tennessee Governor-Elect Bill Lee, a conservative outsider businessman who came from […]

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2019 Louisiana politics: The calm before the gubernatorial storm

From: Baton Rouge Business Report When U.S. Sen. John Kennedy defied conventional political wisdom in late November, announcing he wouldn’t be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the fall election, some assumed the contest was over before it had really begun. Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone, though well-funded and popular with hardcore conservatives, has little statewide […]

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GOP Louisiana governor candidate: Edwards’ approach is wrong

From:  Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican businessman Eddie Rispone said he entered the Louisiana governor’s race because he disagrees with Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards’ “whole approach to running the government,” from cabinet picks to financial policies. A wealthy industrial contractor and first-time politician, Rispone announced his gubernatorial candidacy three months ago […]

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2016 Businessperson of the Year: Ed Rispone

From: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Ed Rispone, founder and chairman of ISC Constructors in Baton Rouge, is keenly aware that struggles are a necessary precursor to success. He was raised in a working-class family that lived by the mantra: “You can’t get anything done unless you start; and if you start, you finish.” Anchored […]

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5 key takeaways from Baton Rouge meet and greet with Eddie Rispone, Republican candidate for governor

From: The Advocate Baton Rouge businessman and Republican candidate for governor Eddie Rispone took part in a meet and greet event in Baton Rouge Tuesday night, introducing himself to potential voters. For many (including this Advocate reporter), it was the first event to see Rispone in gubernatorial candidate mode. The event, held in a side […]

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