Edwin Edwards

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Edwin Edwards
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of Louisiana
1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996
U.S. House of Representatives
Edwin Edwards is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1][2][3][4]


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

Campaign contributions


Candidates for Congress are 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
Running totals

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