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Edwin Edwards Announces Run for Congress

March 17, 2014

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, walks with his wife Trina Scott Edwards and his son Eli Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, walks with his wife Trina Scott Edwards (2R) and his son Eli Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, poses with his wife Trina Scott Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, walks with his son Eli Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, greets members of the Press Club of Baton Rouge with his wife Trina Scott Edwards and his son Eli Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, greets members of the Press Club of Baton Rouge with his wife Trina Scott Edwards and his son Eli Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, poses with his wife Trina Scott Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, poses with his wife Trina Scott Edwards before announcing his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prison following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor.

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images