“Louisiana United States Congressman Edwin W. Edwards.”
If the “old sly gray Fox” has his way, that will be his name and title should the 86-year-old former Congressman and former four-term-ex-governor pulls off the totally unexpected.
Former Governor Edwin Edwards is something of a living legend when it comes to Louisiana politics. A Democrat, Edwards has been part of the Bayou State’s political scene since the 1950s and has served a total of four terms as the state’s chief executive.
By Erin Dooley
The eight years he spent in federal prison bar Edwin Edwards from running for statewide office for another decade or so, but a felony conviction won’t stop Louisiana’s longest-serving governor from running for Congress.
Speaking of the governor’s race...
A new statewide survey on the governor’s race, conducted betweenNovember 12-14 and leaked to LaPolitics.com had some interesting results. It was conducted among 800 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.5%.
Prisoner #03128-095 didn’t win several city council, state Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial elections because he was a political dunce. But he does like attention. Hence, we get media commentary about his running for the Sixth Congressional District office despite that he never will do it.
Edmund M. Reggie, whose decades-long association with the Kennedy family dates to 1956 when he delivered Louisiana’s delegates for a vice presidential bid by John F. Kennedy that fell short, died this morning in his Lafayette, La., home.
Mr. Reggie, who for many years also had a home on Nantucket, was 87. His health had been declining due to a variety of illnesses.
Not merely a vacationer in Massachusetts, Mr. Reggie helped broker a deal in 2004 to establish an independent, nonprofit organization to run the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Duck Dynasty goes to Congress?
The stars of the popular television reality show Duck Dynasty have waded into political waters. The Robertson family has gone public in its support of 5th District Congressional candidate Vance McAllister.
Although Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards will no longer be the top man at the mansion, he will be man in the house of the new reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife, premiering Sunday on A & E.
Octogenarian and former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards along with his young third-wife, Trina, are getting ready to open up their home to the nation by means of their reality TV show, The Governor’s Wife starting October 27 on A&E. Meantime, the “Edwards years”, are once again becoming top of mind, for many.
On Friday, Edwin Washington Edwards will start another phase of his illustrious, yet controversial life that spans almost nine decades including four terms as Louisiana Governor and a federal ex-con.