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Edwin Edwards
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U.S. Governor
    (August 7, 1927- )
    Born near Marksville, Louisiana
    Louisiana State Senator (1964-1965)
    Democrat U.S. House Representative for Louisiana (1965-1972)
    Democrat Governor of Louisiana (1972-80, 84-88, 92-1996)
    Created Louisiana's open-primary system
    Arrested and convicted on 17 counts of corruption (2000)
    Nicknamed 'Fast Eddie' and 'Cajun King'
    He was about as flamboyant and corrupt as another famous Louisiana governor.
    His administrations were marked by cronyism and illegal financial dealings.
    He was a notorious gambler and womanizer.
    He had a fierce rivalry with his gubernatorial opponent David Treen.
    On Treen, Edwards said, 'The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy' and that Treen is so slow 'it takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.'
    He was elected in 1992 mostly because his opponent was Neo-Nazi and former Klansman David Duke.
    He legalized casino gambling in Louisiana, which led to his office extorting bribes and kickbacks from people in exchange for casino licenses.
    He is serving a ten year sentence on racketeering, fraud and extortion charges.
    He is fluent in Cajun French.
    He is the first person in Louisiana to serve in all three branches of state government and the first to receive over a million votes in a Louisiana gubernatorial election.
    He defeated David Duke for governor of Louisiana with the unofficial slogans 'Elect the Crook' and 'Better a Lizard than a Wizard.'
    He received most of his support from the politically neglected Cajun and black voters.
    As governor, he helped pass a new state constitution that protected civil rights, increased state revenues, and reformed state health-care and education.

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    In 2008, Out of 253 Votes: 49.01% Annoying
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