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  •  Edwin Washington Edwards (1+ / 0-)
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    bumiputera

    Charismatic powerhouse, former multi-term Governor of Louisiana, staunch Democrat, and went to jail on corruption charges (allegations of which didn't sink his final campaign) before he was released two years ago.  It's a shame he was such a crook.  He was quite progressive, even on civil rights.  In his last Gubernatorial election (against David Duke, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK), he embraced his corruption allegations (corruption is common in LA, but he was honest about it) with bumper stickers that said "Vote for the Lizard, Not the Wizard."  And when asked what he has in common with David Duke, he said: "We're both a wizard under the sheets."

    Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

    by KingofSpades on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:19:26 PM PST

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    •  I believe what Schmitz wants (0+ / 0-)

      is to have ol' Eddie Edwards stump for Dems in key races down there, set a campaign focus, and help give them back their spark.  He's so charismatic and folksy that he's nigh impossible to dislike.

      Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

      by KingofSpades on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:23:13 PM PST

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