Edwin Edwards for Congress?

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Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards isn't saying yes or no in regards to rumors that he's thinking about running for congress.

Edwards told the Times Picayune that he didn't have any comment about a report on a conservative website,  that he's thinking about a bid in Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District.

But Edwards, who previously served in congress from 1965 to 1972, told the New Orleans paper he's heard quote “a lot of encouragement” from people who want him to seek political office again.

The congressional seat is currently held by GOP Representative Bill Cassidy, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

Convicted felons can serve in congress, but under the state constitution, Edwards can't run for statewide office unless he's been pardoned by the governor or 15 years have passed since his prison term ended.

He was paroled last February.

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