Analyst: EWE could make runoff, but will probably lose
David Blake and AP Reporting
Former Louisiana Gov. and ex-convict Edwin Edwards says he will enter the race for Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District. The congressional seat is being vacated by Republican Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate against incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Louisiana is now considered a dominant red state and the only Democrat serving Louisiana in Washington is from New Orleans' Second District, drawn to contain a majority of African-Americans.
Political analyst Clancy DuBos says the Sixth District surrounding Baton Rouge, by contrast, is very conservative and favors Republican candidates. So what chance does a Democrat like Edwin Edwards have of winning?
''I do think he has a following, he'll probably will get 30 percent of the vote and in a crowded field he'll make the runoff, but whichever Republican gets into the runoff with him will probably win,'' said DuBos.
Clancy DuBos on Edwin Edwards' return to politics:
DuBos says he's not sure why Edwards is entering a tough political battle at 86 years of age.
''Maybe this is another way to stay in the public eye and maybe it's something he's doing that makes him look more important in the eyes of his young
wife, I don't know,'' said DuBos/
Should Edwards win the election, DuBos thinks Edwards would have little impact in Congress because seniority still matters on Capitol Hill.