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Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress
CNN ^ | 3/17/14 | Dana Davidsen

Posted on 03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT by Libloather

(CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district.

Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge.

"I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that, but there are better reasons why I should and good reasons have to give way to better reasons and therefore, I will be a candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district this year," Edwards said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: convict; edwards; edwinedwards; felon; la; louisiana
A federal felony conviction keeps Edwards from running for state offices, but not from a congressional seat.

Makes perfect sense.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

A federal felony conviction keeps Edwards from running for state offices, but not from a congressional seat.

Makes perfect sense.
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AND LEGALLY, he can’t vote for himself.
But a couple of cemeteries makes that a moot point.

Think a lot of OUR problem is we are taking on too many challenges. (Granted there are far too many cases of BS going on) We should concentrate on one thing at a time.

Whatever order you put them in, it has to be done as a group with enough people going after their so called ‘representatives’.

Approach them with say ‘term limits’ and barrage them with our dissatisfaction with the present system.

Going at these things with a ‘shotgun’ approach and not enough attention is brought to a lone issue.

About boycotting, wouldn’t it be great if 1000 ‘Irish’ bars or ANY bars would contact Guiness, Sam Adams, Heiniken and tell them to discontinue shipping as you will no longer be selling their product because they apparently don’t like or respect YOUR values.

Remember ‘Chic-fil-a’ and how ‘WE’ came together as a group and ‘pointed out’ the error of some peoples ways. AND WE got ‘good press’.

NOT wall street protest coverage but GOOD coverage.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 2:28:09 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: Libloather

10 years in the slammer? He was just making new contacts and learning new techniques. An excellent RAT resume enhancer.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 2:28:45 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Libloather
(if elected) He'll be welcomed with open arms, the Congressional Club
(all like members)
with clenched teeth/hands on wallets/condoms in hand.

4 posted on 03/18/2014 2:29:23 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Libloather

Prison is like attending an Institution of Higher Learning for a CorruptocRat. Now he can return to the Congressional workforce and apply his new skills and knowledge for the detriment of the nation.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 2:41:52 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Libloather

No mention he’s a DEMOCRAT in the first paragraph!!! If it was a Republican it would read ...”Disgraced REPUBLICAN FELON”


6 posted on 03/18/2014 2:41:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: immadashell

He needs to make up for lost time.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 2:57:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

Just what Louisiana needs. Another democrat crook in office.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 3:05:53 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Paladin2

Edwin Edwards

The five words most feared by a Louisiana politician: “Will the defendant please rise.”


9 posted on 03/18/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: Bullish

The only way I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
Edwin Edwards


10 posted on 03/18/2014 3:25:44 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: Libloather

The old fart's wife. I wonder how much she charges?
11 posted on 03/18/2014 3:33:03 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Recon Dad

Unfortunately Edwards will soon be uttering HIS favorite five words:

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!!”


12 posted on 03/18/2014 3:56:05 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Let the good times roll!


13 posted on 03/18/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 109ACS

They didn’t call him the “silver zipper’ for nothing.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 4:13:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Libloather

Like Clinton, this guy has no shame.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 4:19:02 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

No mention of his being a demodummie and when did we ever see a shameful demodummie?


16 posted on 03/18/2014 4:25:59 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Libloather

Hey! Lache pas la patate, mon neg!
Lache pas la patate!

***Disgusting! What’s sad is, he’ll win in a landslide!


17 posted on 03/18/2014 4:30:01 AM PDT by trillabodilla (For I am the LORD, I change not; Malachi 3:6a)
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To: Recon Dad

“The only way I can lose is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
Edwin Edwards”

Teddy Kennedy proved a male Democrat can get away with being caught with a dead girl. In today’s Democrat Party the live boy is a badge of honor.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:34 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: 109ACS

He’s guilty, she’s NOT!


19 posted on 03/18/2014 4:58:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Libloather
resume enhancer...
20 posted on 03/18/2014 5:00:51 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Libloather
Edwin seeks to follow the example of Alcee Hastings. An opponent needs to swipe Edwards' old slogan from the gubernatorial race against David Duke and modify it:

"DON'T Vote For The Crook -
It's Important."

21 posted on 03/18/2014 5:19:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Libloather

He’ll be among equals.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 5:35:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Libloather

Some other potential candidates. Paul Dietzel has some name recognition because
of his grand dad, Paul Dietzel former coach of the LSU Tigers.

Bill Cassidy, incumbent has chosen to run against Mary Landrieu for Senator.

Current candidates....

DEMS
Richard Lieberman
Edwin Edwards: Former Governor of Louisiana

REPS
Paul Dietzel
Cassie Felder: Attorney
Dan Claitor: State Senator
Norman Clark
Charles Thomas
Craig McCulloch
Garret Graves: Former coastal protection adviser for Gov. Bobby Jindal

Filing deadline is August 22, 2014 for the election on Nov. 4, 2014. The list may change.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 5:38:49 AM PDT by deport
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To: Libloather
A perfect employment: one convicted felon (ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards) wants to surround himself with undicted co-conspirators in the Congress.
24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:16:29 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Libloather

A felony conviction means he cannot vote, right?


25 posted on 04/15/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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