Trump defeats: three’s a party that should worry Republicans

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Trump defeats: three’s a party that should worry Republicans

The US president has suffered a series of losses – in the midst of damaging impeachment hearings no less

David Millward

Donald Trump suffered his third electoral setback in a matter of weeks after John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, was re-elected governor of Louisiana.

Edwards secured his place as the lone Democrat governor in the Deep South despite intense campaigning from the US president, who visited the state on several occasions.

The Republican defeat came within days of the party losing the gubernatorial race in Kentucky, where Matt Bevin, the incumbent, was ousted by Democrat Andy Beshear by a wafer-thin margin of just more than 5,000 votes...

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