Politics, Prison for Financial Fraud, and Now More Politics: Louisiana’s Ex-Governor to Run for Congress

Politics, Prison for Financial Fraud, and Now More Politics: Louisiana’s Ex-Governor to Run for Congress

 He’s baaack! Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, who spent nearly a decade as a guest of the federal government following his conviction for financial fraud, racketeering, and extortion, loves politics. 

And now, the 86-year-old Democrat, with a new wife and a new baby, is running for the House of Representatives. As he pointed out while announcing his candidacy, nothing prevents a convicted felon from being elected to a seat in Congress.

Edwards was a member of the House before being elected governor.

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