Contact Us

Edwin Edwards Will Run for Congress

Edwin Edwards Trina Scott Edwards
Sean Gardner, Getty Images

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards says he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about the political future of the 86-year-old Edwards.

The congressional seat is being vacated by Republican Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate against incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

A federal felony conviction keeps Edwards from running for state offices, but not from a congressional seat.

Edwards, a Democrat, served two terms as governor in the 1970s. He was re-elected in 1983 and made another comeback for a fourth term in 1991.

A felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term led to eight years in prison.

Edwards’ announcement Monday came during a Press Club luncheon at a Baton Rouge casino.

More on Edwin Edwards >>>

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!