Edwin Edwards

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6:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Is Running For Congress

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his new wife, Trina Grimes Scott, after getting married in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La., in July 2011.
CHERYL GERBER AP

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 6:27 pm

Edwin Edwards, the 86-year-old ex-con and former Louisiana governor, is seeking public office again.

Today, Edwards announced he was running for the state's 6th Congressional District.

The Times Picayune reports:

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Edwin Edwards Running For Congress

Former Louisiana governor is back in a campaign.

Edwin Edwards, the former governor of Louisiana who served eight years in federal prison for corruption is now running for Congress. The 86-year-old Edwards wants to represent the Louisiana 6th District in the House of Representatives.

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Politics
7:43 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his new wife, Trina Grimes Scott, after getting married in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La., in July 2011.
CHERYL GERBER AP

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 3:43 pm

Rascally former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was once so confident about re-election that he declared "the only way I can lose is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."

That was 30 years ago, when Edwards, 86, was a much younger man. It was long before the Democrat served eight years in prison for racketeering, conspiracy and extortion.

And it was a lifetime – or two — before a recent cringe-inducing reality television show about life with his young wife, her teenage sons and his own grandmother-aged daughters from a previous marriage.

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WRKF
6:03 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Discussing The Legacy of Former Gov. Edwin Edwards

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 8:28 am

Former governor Edwin Edwards and his biographer Leo Honeycutt will be on stage at LSU’s Union Theater Sunday with renowned talk show host Larry King.

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Latest News
8:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Marion Edwards, Brother of Ex-Governor, Dead at 84

Marion Edwards, an amiable, wisecracking political operative and businessman who shared numerous political campaigns and also a courtroom defense table with his older brother, four-time Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, has died.

He was 84.

Family friend and spokeswoman Bonnie Warren in New Orleans said Marion Edwards died at his home in Broussard. The family did not release a cause of death but noted that Edwards was a cancer survivor who often made efforts to counsel other cancer patients over the years.

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8:00 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Edwin and Trina Edwards to Star in Reality Show

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife, Trina, are getting their own reality show starting in February on the A&E cable network.

In a Facebook exchange Friday, Trina Scott Edwards tells The Associated Press she's currently filming for "The Governor's Wife," which will showcase the 34-year-old wife of the octogenarian former governor.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Edwin Edwards Getting Reality TV Show

A&E planning Edwin Edwards show.

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will be sharing his life after prison in a new cable-TV reality show. It will feature his extended family.

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