3/17 Note: We first published this item last month when Edwards signaled he was planning to run for Congress. We are re-posting it in light of his official announcement on Monday. 

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Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards (D) is back. He says he plans to run for Congress -- three years after he was released from prison, no less, where he served time for racketeering. (His wife, meanwhile, says he has not decided.)

The return of Edwards to the political mix means the return of one of the most quotable pols in recent history. Here's a sampling of what Edwards has had to say over the years:

1991: "Vote for the Crook. It’s Important." (Okay, not exactly a quote. It was Edwards's informal campaign slogan, thanks to Buddy Roemer.)

1991: "The only thing we have in common is we’re both wizards under the sheets." (Edwards was talking about opponent David Duke.)

1991: "No, it wasn't that way. He (the author) was gone when the last one came in." (Edwards was asked about a claim he slept with six women in one night.)

2002: "I will be a model prisoner as I was a model citizen." (Not your average about-to-check-in-to-prison quote.)

2014: "I'm just figuring out all the legalities and how to set up a super PAC, and then I'm going." (Or not. Coordination laws prevent him from doing such a thing as a candidate.)