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Edwin Edwards, 6th Congressional Candidate (Nov. 2014)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-24

Duration: 00:28:57

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics | Elections, 2014 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014 | Graves, Garret | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Public contracts | Gerrymandering | Traffic congestion | Internet | Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East | LAWSUITS | Dietzel, Paul, II | Immigration | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2014


  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


A speech by former Governor Edwin Edwards before the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 24, 2014. Edwards is a candidate in the run-off election for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. His opponent, Garret Graves, declined his invitation to speak. Edwards discusses: the government contracts issued while Graves was the head of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority that he believes are questionable; gerrymandering; traffic in Baton Rouge; and rural high speed internet. He also answers questions from the press on the following topics: the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies; former candidate Paul Dietzel II; immigration; and the re-election campaign of United States Senator Mary Landrieu.