|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||December 6, 2014|
|Governor of Louisiana|
|1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Edwards was the longest serving governor in the history of Louisiana. He also ranked 6th in the list of longest serving governors in American history. His tenure was more than twice that of any other individual who was elected Louisiana Governor.
Edwards previously served four terms as Governor of Louisiana, from 1972 to 1980, 1984 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996. Prior to that, Edwards was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for seven years, from 1965 to 1972.
Edwards was convicted in 2000 of extorting businesses applying for casino licenses. Edwards went to prison in October 2002 on a 10-year sentence. He was released in January 2011 to serve the remainder of his sentence in home detention.
Resignation of Campaign Manager
Shortly after he received enough votes to advance to the December 6 runoff, Edwards announced that his campaign manager had resigned. Ari Krupkin, who departed on November 6, 2014, helped managed Edwards' campaign to represent one of Louisiana's most conservative districts. Edwards declined to comment whether the departure was mutual because of a confidentiality agreement between the two. Edwards simply stated that: "He's gone on to better things."
Attempts to contact Krupkin failed after the November 4 primary election. He did not return any media messages to his phone the day after the election and subsequently disconnected his number. Krupkin was notably young for a campaign manager, being only 27 years old. He was replaced by Harold Taylor, the former mayor of Palmetto. Taylor was described as a personal friend by Edwards.
December 6, 2014 runoff election
Edwards was defeated by Garret Graves in the runoff election on December 6, 2014. Both candidates placed as the top vote receivers in the November 4, 2014 general election.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 Runoff Election, 2014|
|Source: Politico 100 Percent Reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
November 4, 2014 general election
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2014|
|Libertarian||Rufus Holt Craig Jr.||1.38%||3,561|
|Source: Garret Graves and Edwin Edwards are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State|
|Edwin Edwards (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$0||$33,171||$(5,789)||$27,381|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$27,381||$177,305||$(63,344)||$141,342|
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- Politico, "Ex-gov announces bid for Congress," accessed March 17, 2014
- Roll Call, "Report: Edwin Edwards Mulls Congressional Bid," accessed January 2, 2013
- Bloomberg, "Ex-Con Ex-Governor Running for Congress," accessed February 20, 2014
- NOLA.com, "Bloomberg report confirming Edwin Edwards run for Congress not true, wife Trina says," accessed February 20, 2014
- Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 28, 2014
- Smart Politics, "Longest Serving Governors," accessed December 6, 2014
- Washington Post, " Former La. governor Edwards out of prison," accessed March 17, 2014
- The Times Picayune, "Edwin Edwards shakes up campaign, replaces 27-year-old campaign manager," November 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Edwin Edwards 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 15, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014