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Quiz: Quiz: Political Scandals

Question 3 of 10

What slogan did supporters of Edwin Edwards' gubernatorial run use?

  1. Alive With Pleasure!
  2. Segregation Today, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever
  3. Stay The Course
  4. Vote For The Crook. It's Important.
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Four-time Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards was famously corrupt, and he has seen the inside of more than one jail because of it. After a 1987 election defeat, journalists statewide were happy to write his political obituary, one even saying that the only way Edwards would ever win another election was if his opponent was Adolf Hitler. As luck would have it, Edwards mounted his 1991 political comeback by running against former Klansman David Duke. Suddenly, cars all over Louisiana were adorned with bumper stickers that read "Vote For The Lizard, Not The Wizard" and "Vote For The Crook. It's Important." Edwards ended up defeating Duke in a landslide, with 61% of the vote.

SOURCE: Edwin Edwards | Wikipedia.org