Edwin Edwards

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Edwin Edwards
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U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
Runoff Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalDecember 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of Louisiana
1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996
U.S. House of Representatives
Edwin Edwards was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1][2][3][4] He will face against Garret Graves (R) in the December 6, 2014 runoff.


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.[1]



Edwards was convicted in 2000 of extorting businesses applying for casino licenses.[1] Edwards went to prison in October 2002 on a 10-year sentence.[5] He was released in January 2011 to serve the remainder of his sentence in home detention.[5]



See also: Louisiana's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Edwards ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 6th District.[1] Edwards ran as a Democratic candidate in the election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Bob Bell 2.0% 5,182
     Republican Dan Claitor 10.26% 26,524
     Republican Norm Clark 0.71% 1,848
     Republican Paul Dietzel 13.55% 35,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarret Graves 27.36% 70,715
     Republican Craig McCulloch 2.25% 5,815
     Republican Trey Thomas 0.56% 1,447
     Republican Lenar Whitney 7.41% 19,151
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Edwards 30.12% 77,866
     Democratic Richard Lieberman 2.83% 7,309
     Democratic Peter Williams 1.56% 4,037
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig Jr. 1.38% 3,561
Total Votes 258,479
Source: Garret Graves and Edwin Edwards are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State

Campaign contributions


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Edwards' reports.[6]

Edwin Edwards (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$0$33,171$(5,789)$27,381
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$27,381$177,305$(63,344)$141,342
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