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Former Gov. Edwin Edwards announces run for U.S. Congress

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Former Gov. Edwin Edwards ? four-time Louisiana governor, convicted felon and recent failed TV reality star ? announced this afternoon at the Baton Rouge Press Club that he would be running for Louisiana's 6th District Congressional seat.* "I haven't had ...

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Former Gov. Edwin Edwards announces run for U.S. Congress


Former Gov. Edwin Edwards ? four-time Louisiana governor, convicted felon and recent failed TV reality star ? announced this afternoon at the Baton Rouge Press Club that he would be running for Louisiana's 6th District Congressional seat.*

"I haven't had this much attention since the trial," Edwards began, referring to the federal trial that landed him in prison for eight years. "I acknowledge there are good reasons why I should not run, but there are better reasons why I should," he said, "And good reasons should give way to better reasons.

"I'm positive I can run, and I'm confident I can win," Edwards told the clearly amused crowd, bringing up former President Ronald Reagan's famous quote: "I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."? [ Read more ]

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