Should we call this guy "Cajun Trump"? I guess we'll have to see if he can boil crawfish first.
A self-funded Louisiana Republican businessman named Eddie Rispone is challenging Governor John Bel Edwards for his position as governor of the state. He is investing $5 million of his own money in what is expected to be a very expensive gubernatorial race.
Eddie Rispone filed the necessary state paperwork with the ethics administration office making his candidacy for the 2019 election totally official.
Rispone earns a living as the founder of an industrial contracting company called ISC Constructors LLC. He's a lifelong GOP donor.
According to his company's Facebook page, "Eddie Rispone is a 1972 LSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology" Along with his partner, he "founded ISC in 1989 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have grown the company into one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States with regional offices in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. ISC currently employs over 2,500 associates."
The affluent business mogul plans to invest his own money in the race.
Rispone plans on making an official announcement about his campaign after the November midterm elections.
We don't know much about this guy yet, but he sounds a heck of a lot better than the current slob sitting in that position.