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Posted: Thursday, 20 February 2014 6:57AM

Edwards has decided if he will run for Congress

Edwin Edwards is very close to jumping back into politics.

The ex-con, ex-governor has been considering a candidacy for Congress from Louisiana's 6th Congressional district which includes Baton Rouge, Thibodaux and LaPlace.

Edwards says he is very disappointed about the lack of action currently coming out of Washington D.C.

"And I feel that now is an appropriate time for someone who has some experience in legislative matters to try to help make things work up there," The 86-year-old Edwards insisted. "One thing is certain, I can't make it any worse."

Edwards says he's made up his mind, but is not ready to announce if he's running for Louisiana's 6th Congressional district in November.

The "Silver Fox" says he recognizes the challenge he'd face.

"Never-the-less that is not going to deter me with proceeding with the decision I've made," Edwards said.

The seat being left open by the Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy who is running for U.S. Senate.

Edwards says he realizes his age is something voters would need to consider.

"But I hope that people would have the opportunity to view me as a man who is still able to move around fine, I don't have any disabilities and my mind is clear," said Edwards. "To me 80 is the new 60."

Edwards spent eight years in federal prison after being convicted of corrupting the state's gaming license process. His youngest son to wife Trina Scott Edwards is 6-months old.


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