Ex-Con And Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Will Reportedly Run For Congress

03/14/2014 04:51 pm ET
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Louisiana's former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) will reportedly launch his campaign for the state's Sixth Congressional District on Monday, according to The Times-Picayune.

The paper reports that the always unreserved four-term governor and former federal inmate will run for a Republican-leaning district which doesn't yet sport a credible Democratic candidate. Sources told the paper that Edwards will make his candidacy official at a local press club meeting.

Edwards spent eight years in prison for racketeering.

The seat Edwards will contest is open because Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

The former governor has no qualms about speaking candidly about his sexual preferences and experiences to the press. Mother Jones compiled a list of his comments, including his assertion that Viagra is made from his blood, as well as what he thinks of his third wife, 51 years his junior: "I learned something good to use Republicans for: sleep with them."

The couple starred in an A&E reality show, "The Governor's Wife," in 2013. It was canceled because almost no one watched it.

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