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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks at the Baton Rouge Press Club, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards announced that he would join the race to represent the state's  Baton Rouge-based 6th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards served two terms as governor in the 1970s. He was re-elected in 1983 and made another comeback for a fourth term in 1991. (AP Photo/Travis Spradling)
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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks at the Baton Rouge Press Club, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards announced that he would join the race to represent the state's Baton Rouge-based 6th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards served two terms as governor in the 1970s. He was re-elected in 1983 and made another comeback for a fourth term in 1991. (AP Photo/Travis Spradling)

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