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After reality check, Edwards moving on to realty

2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, February 19 2015 Feb 19, 2015 February 19, 2015 10:29 AM February 19, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - After losing the race to represent Louisiana's sixth district in Congress, former governor Edwin Edwards said he was done with politics. Today, he took his first steps down a different path as a real estate broker.

Edwards, who was convicted in 2001 of racketeering and served eight years in federal prison, received a 7-2 vote by the state Real Estate Commission approving his application to be tested for his real estate broker's license.

The colorful former governor and former reality TV star said Thursday he still wants to have a hand in how south Louisiana grows.

"The corridor from I-10 to I-12 from Lake Charles to Slidell, is continuing to develop and is going to explode in development as the years go by in the future. And I would like to be a part of that," he said.

Edwards lost to Garrett Graves in the 6th District runoff.

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