Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards ended months of speculation when he announced Monday he will run for Congress.

The 86-year-old Edwards made the announcement at the Press Club of Baton Rouge, confirming he'd seek the state's 6th District seat.

Edwards served four terms as governor before his conviction on racketeering charges. His conviction bars him from state office, but not a congressional seat.

News 2's Jason Newton will have more on how the announcement shakes up the race for the 6th District tonight.