You can read the full story over at The Seventy-Four:
  1. Pro-union, anti-reform Democrat John Bel Edwards defeated U.S. Senator David Vitter on Saturday
  2. Edwards captured 56% of the vote, making him the first Democrat elected to statewide office since 2008
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  3. Education reformers have viewed him with some trepidation; he has backed anti-charter legislation, opposed Common Core, and is seen as a strong ally of the teachers unions
  4. Edwards has also stated he would seek to replace State Superintendent John White if elected
  5. However pro-reform candidates won seven out of eight elected seats on the board meaning he faces an uphill battle to remove White
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