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Mar 17, 2014 1:38 PM

Republicans respond to Edwards' campaign announcement

In response to the announcement by former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards declaring his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, state republicans have issued a statement:

"After failing to recruit credible candidates for multiple election cycles, the Louisiana Democrat Party finally landed a notable candidate for public office. Unfortunately, Edwin Edwards is known for all the wrong reasons. His antics may be fit for a reality show, but not public office." said LoJason Doré, LAGOP Executive Director.

"The Edwards Administration brought Louisiana higher taxes, increased gambling and a culture of corruption that has harmed our image and business climate for decades. The days of Huey Long and Edwards style politics are behind us. Gov. Edwards is the poster child for the ‘good ‘ole boy' way of doing things," the release continued.

Dore said that he hopes Louisianians will find an alternative to Edwards.

"Given the current state of the Louisiana Democrat Party, we shouldn't be surprised by the Edwards candidacy. Edwin Edwards is the personification of the Louisiana Democrat Party. As a state, we've moved beyond those days and we should not look back now. We'll work tirelessly in the months to come to make sure that a conservative Republican is elected to serve the people of the Sixth Congressional District," the statement concluded.




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