86 year old former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was released from prison three years ago. He was convicted of racketeering charges. He must be getting bored because he’s coming out of retirement to run for Congress. Did I mention he’s a Democrat?
The 86-year-old Democrat, who was released from prison about three years ago, will campaign for the seat currently held by Republican Bill Cassidy, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
“I’ve given a great deal of thought to this … and I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run … but there are better reasons why I should,” Edwards told reporters at the press club in Baton Rouge, part of the district he is seeking to represent.
“I haven’t had this much attention since the trial,” he quipped.
Edwards said he is eligible to run for the U.S. House seat because nothing in the U.S. Constitution precludes a felon from becoming a member of Congress. (Read More)
Democrat voters don’t preclude a felon from becoming a member of Congress either.
H/T PJ Tatler