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Edwin Edwards: 'Bring your wife, or someone else's wife' to my election party

Only, you might have to leave her in the car.

The former Louisiana governor, convicted for corruption in 2001, is running for a seat in the state's sixth congressional district. (Surprisingly, he has a pretty good shot of making it to the runoff, though probably not to Congress itself.)

When he occupied the governor's mansion, Edwards was famous for lines like, "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy." So he must have delighted supporters this morning when he told a crowd to "bring your wife, or someone else's wife" to his election party. But then, after a pause, the former governor displayed some newfound caution, hedging, "But not to my function. Leave her in the car."