Kennedy sends congratulations to Edwards following election win

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy has had his share of criticism for Governor John Bel Edwards and some of his policies over the last four years, but following Edwards' victory over Eddie Rispone in Saturday's runoff, Kennedy seemed to strike a conciliatory tone.

In a statement released Sunday, Kennedy said:

“I’d like to congratulate Gov. Edwards on his re-election. We may not always agree, but we will continue working together on important issues, including coastal restoration and opioid addiction. At the end of the day, Louisiana families come first.

“I’d also like to congratulate Eddie Rispone on running a good race. He has great ideas for moving this state forward. He can be proud of the conversations he started, and the race he and Linda ran.”

Edwards defeated Rispone by claiming 51% of the vote in Saturday's election.