District Profile: A Cast Of Characters In Louisiana's Sixth07:38
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BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 17:  Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prision following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 17: Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, announces his run for U.S. Congress at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel on March 17, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Edwards spent eight years in prision following a felony conviction arising from the licensing of riverboat casinos in his fourth term as Governor. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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In this week’s installment of our District Profile series, we turn to Louisiana's Sixth congressional district where nine Republicans (including a dance instructor who calls herself the Sarah Palin of the South), three Democrats (including an ex-con) and one Libertarian will be on the ballot to fill the seat of Congressman Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate.

Mother Jones had this headline about the race: "A Playboy Ex-Con Reality Star, a Dance Instructor, and the Koch Brothers Walk Into a Congressional Race."

Sue Lincoln of WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the race.

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This segment aired on October 10, 2014.

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