03/14/2014 04:51 pm ET

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


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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