[Editor's Note: Trina Edwards, the former governor's wife, hedges in a Facebook post on whether her husband is running for governor, writing, "I was trying to respond to each message individually, but there are too many of you! First let me say thank you for ALL of the support. You couldn't possibly understand how wonderful it makes me feel to have so many well wishers and people offering to volunteer for Edwin's congressional campaign. One day soon I may be calling on you, but for now there has still been no decision made. While Edwin IS looking deeper into the possibility of a run, we still have a lot to consider. So don't break out all of your old EWE pins just yet...but locate them...just in case!"]


A family-values john named David is the favorite to win the governorship here in Louisiana, but even stranger — or predictable, depending on your perspective — than that: former Gov. Edwin Edwards tells Bloomberg he plans to run for Congress.

A Democrat and one of the Bayou State’s most colorful politicians ever, Edwards is 86 years old, spent nearly a decade in prison on federal corruption charges and served four terms as Louisiana governor. He tells Bloomberg he’s “just figuring out all the legalities and how to set up a super PAC” and then he’s off and running.

Edwards will seek the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall.

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