Contact Us

Edwards’ Campaign Losing Steam In Congressional Race?


At first it was a ground swell of curiosity. Then the pundits placed his name at the top of the heap. Now it appears as if time and reality may have begun to set in for the 6th District Congressional campaign of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. The reality is this, there are no easy political races in Louisiana politics.

When he first made the announcement there were those who felt like Edwards’ past would be too much for even a savvy politician to overcome. His early poll numbers showed him certainly to be a viable candidate and the front runner. But it appears as if that early spin was based totally on name recognition.

In a recent political survey, Edwards still shows enough political muscle to garner at least a runoff position with the opposing candidates, but his polling numbers have shown a definite slide since the last time a similar survey was done. In an earlier survey, Edwards polled 32% of the vote and in a recent poll done by JMC Analytics. That number has dropped to 27%.

The poll that was commissioned and paid for by candidate Paul Dietzel’s campaign showed that Dietzel had 12% of the vote and Dan Claitor had 7%. Of those polled 40% of respondents said they were still undecided.  What does this change in poll number mean? Political analyst Jeremy Alford of told the Louisiana Radio Network.

 “This is something to keep an eye on.”

Still, the poll showed Edwards as the front runner and even in worst-case scenarios making a runoff against either of his political foes. The election for the 6th Congressional seat will be held November 4.

Best Of The Dawg

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rowdy Friends quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rowdy Friends contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.