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Eddie Rispone makes first TV splash as ‘La.’s Donald Trump’

From: News Star Eddie Rispone has answered the bell in the Louisiana governor’s race with a TV ad his campaign team says establishes Rispone as “Louisiana’s Donald Trump.” The wealthy Baton Rouge Republican businessman’s campaign told USA Today Network Rispone will begin advertising on statewide TV Tuesday and stay up through Election Day on Oct. 12. […]

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Eddie Rispone launches his first TV ad in governor’s race, praising Donald Trump

From: The Advocate Eddie Rispone is launching his first statewide TV ad blitz in the Louisiana governor’s race with a spot praising President Donald Trump and again hitting on illegal immigration, as he begins spending some of his nearly $10 million war chest in earnest. Rispone, a wealthy Baton Rouge businessman who has loaned his […]

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VIDEO: Eddie Rispone’s First TV Ad

From: The Hayride He’s had a few web ads go out already, so there has been a window into Eddie Rispone’s plans for a campaign message as the 2019 Louisiana gubernatorial election gets rolling. That means this ad, which we understand will be all over television sets tomorrow with a sizable ad buy from Rispone’s campaign – […]

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Eddie Rispone ‘Stands with President Trump’ in first major TV ad for Gubernatorial campaign

From: BR Proud Monday, Eddie Rispone for Governor announced its first major television advertising buy of the 2019 gubernatorial race. The first ad campaign will begin on Tuesday July 23, run for approximately two weeks, and is backed by an over $1 million spend. The ad flight will run statewide in every media market on broadcast, cable, […]

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Republican challengers avoid inner-party jabs in La. governor’s race

From: BR Proud Former President Ronald Reagan popularized a so-called Eleventh Commandment — “thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” The motto seemed to re-surface Tuesday, as a candidate for Louisiana governor addressed a G.O.P. luncheon that bears the late commander-in-chief’s name. At the East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Party’s Ronald Reagan luncheon, […]

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More on Eddie Rispone, Republican running for La. governor

From: WAFB 9 BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – On Tuesday, July 9, WAFB heard from the third person making a run for governor, and he’s from Baton Rouge. Eddie Rispone is a businessman from Baton Rouge and according to reports, his company ISC Constructors, does $350 million per year in business. Rispone is a Republican, […]

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Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone likens himself to President Donald Trump

From: The Advocate Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone on Tuesday blamed the Democratic incumbent for what he says is Louisiana’s lagging behind other Southern states. The message, which fits in with a Republican Governor’s Association commercial that debuted Tuesday, was met with much applause by his audience of about 50 at a Republican Party of […]

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Candidate for Governor, Rispone visits with Ascension Republican Women

From: Plaquemine Post South A Christian Conservative, pro-life, pro-family, and pro-gun, Eddie Rispone spoke at the Ascension Republican Women’s monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 20. Rispone is a candidate for Governor of Louisiana. “I’m a businessman. I started working in construction at the age of 15. Eventually, my brother and I founded the ISC company. […]

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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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