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Dr. Pearson Cross, Election Analysis (2019)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-10-14

Duration: 00:39:15

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Cross, G. Pearson | Politics | Elections, 2019 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2019 | Edwards, John Bel | Rispone, Eddie


  • Cross, Pearson Speaker


A speech by Dr. Pearson Cross before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 14, 2019. Dr. Cross is a professor of political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a political analyst, and the host of “Bayou to Beltway” on KRVS-FM in Lafayette. He discusses the results of the October 12th statewide primary elections, including: gubernatorial candidate Eddie Risponse making the run-off due to identity politics; the reasons why Governor John Bel Edwards did not win the primary election outright; his view that the November 16th gubernatorial election is a toss-up; the results of the elections for the Louisiana Legislature; and the increase in the number of women running for political office. He also answers questions from the audience.