There is nothing like a vacated congressional seat to bring out the political glory seekers. Voters in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District will have a ballot full of familiar and not so familiar names to choose from when voting begins for the November 4th election.

On the first day of qualifying 8 candidates made it official. They are most certainly the best choice to move Louisiana into the future. One of those hoping to move our state into the future has some very strong ties to Louisiana's past. Former Governor Edwin Edwards is back once again in the political spotlight.

"And I hope in some small way I can make a contribution.  I do console myself by telling myself and my friends, 'I can't make it any worse than it is, but I'll try to make it better.'"

Edwards made those comments in a story reported by the Louisiana Radio Network.

Among the other candidates who officially qualified to put their name in front of the electorate later this fall, Garret Graves, Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzel, and Trey Thomas. These candidates qualified as Republicans on the ballot. Democratic candidates who qualified besides Edwards included Richard Liberman. Libertarian candidate Rufus Craig Junior also made his candidacy official.

There is speculation a few more candidates will officially toss their hat into the ring before the qualifying period ends tomorrow.

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