Twenty-six years ago this week, perhaps the most consequential and controversial election in the nation’s history took place here in the Bayou State. Edwin Edwards and David Duke squared off in a run-off election for Governor. Not only were voters across the nation fascinated by what was taking place down in the deepest of the deep Southern states. There was worldwide interest in a showdown between a controversial former Governor and the former head of the Ku Klux Klan.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
“We could have sold out three times.” Those were the words of Robert Gentry, who spearheaded the 90th birthday bash for former Gov. Edwin W Edwards this past Saturday night.