"I'm just figuring out all the legalities and how to set up a Super-PAC, and then I'm going. ... I'm the only hope the Democrats have here." — Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, seeming to confirm to Bloomberg News' Al Hunt that he'd be running for Congress as the representative of Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.
Not so fast — within hours of the story's appearance, EWE's wife Trina Scott Edwards told The Times-Picayune's Lauren McGaughy, "I was there when he was on that call and he did not say that. He only said he was considering running. ... He had definitely said he had not decided." The Advocate's Michelle Millhollon, who spoke to the once-jailed former governor, reported, "Edwards said any announcement will come before a media-packed audience." Sounds about right.