Photos: Edwin Edwards announces congressional campaign

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards announces he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards announces he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.

  • Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards announces he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards answers media questions after announcing he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.

  • Former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards speaks last week to his wife, Trina, and Paul Dietzel, who also is running for Louisiana's 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. They attended the Governor's Prayer breakfast last week. Advocate photo by Michelle Millhollon

  • Edwin W. Edwards, right, has been involved in Louisiana politics for more than half century. Here, then U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy, left, wearing a rice hat, speaks at the International Rice Festival in Crowley. Camille Gravel is between Kennedy and Edwards. Photo provided by the reggiefamilyarchives.com

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards announces he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Members of the media fill the room as former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards announces he will run for U.S. representative of the Sixth Congressional District Monday at the weekly Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon.