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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Runs for Congress

Just three years after his release from federal prison, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed to run for Congress...
March 20, 2014

Edwin EdwardsJust three years after his release from federal prison, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed to run for Congress.

The 86-year-old Edwards was accompanied to his announcement by his 35-year old wife and new baby. He spent nine years behind bars on extortion, fraud and racketeering charges. After his release from prison, he starred in a short-lived reality TV show.

Edwards, a Democrat, joins a crowded field for the House seat currently held by Republican Bill Cassidy, who is running for the Senate.

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