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Three years after leaving prison, ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will run for Congress

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, who had served an eight-year prison term on racketeering charges, said on Monday he will seek election to the U.S. Congress. The 86-year-old Democrat, who was released from prison about three years ago, will campaign for the seat…

Former governor of Louisiana who was jailed for graft to run for Congress

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Edwin Edwards, the 86-year-old former governor of Louisiana who served an eight-year prison term on racketeering charges, announced on Monday that he will seek election to the U.S. Congress. Edwards, a Democrat and four-term Louisiana governor, launched his candidacy for a seat currently…

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