Report: Ex-Gov. Edwards considers run for Congress

Disgraced former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) might consider running for Congress this November, according to a report. 

An unidentified “trusted” source told The Hayride that Edwards might run in the state’s 6th District congressional race in the midterm elections this year. The Hayride is a Louisiana news and commentary website that focuses on national politics.

The seat will open up as incumbent Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) runs against incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) for her Senate seat. 

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Edwards, 86, served intermittently as governor of Louisiana for four terms from the early 1970s until the mid 1990s. 

In 2001, he was found guilty of money laundering, conspiracy and racketeering charges. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. He was released early from his parole in February.

Edwards recently re-entered the public eye when A&E launched a reality series in October that chronicles his life with his family called “The Governor’s Wife.”

The Hayride noted Edwards hinted at a run that month, when he was interviewed at a Louisiana State University event.

“I’m going to make the decision based on whether I think I can win and whether there’s a need for me, because I don’t want to end what I consider to be a successful political career on a sad note,” Edwards said. “But I love this state and I think I could do better than what has been done. And if I saw the opportunity and I thought that people would warm up to it, I would consider it.”