By Robert Mann
As I left Monday’s Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon, during which former Gov. Edwin Edwards declared his candidacy for Congress from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, I could muster only this thought: Governor, have you no shame?
“I haven’t had this much attention since the trial,” the 86-year-old former four-term governor joked from the podium as he began his remarks.
And so began the first congressional campaign announcement in my memory that began with a reference to the candidate’s federal corruption trial.
Bathed in the TV lights and facing more than a dozen cameras, it was clearly a heady day for the ex-governor, ex-con. He clearly enjoyed every moment back under the klieg lights, including the grand entrance, as he and his wife, Trina, pushed through a phalanx of photographers, the former governor…
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