The Latest: Hopes high Louisiana ex-gov can be released soon

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

A daughter of former four-term Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards says she expects her 92-year-old father to be released from the hospital as early as Wednesday.

Anna Edwards confirmed that her father was hospitalized Tuesday after becoming unresponsive. She says dehydration — possibly from food poisoning — is believed to have caused a drop in the former governor's blood sugar. She says her father was in good spirits — talking, laughing and joking. But, he was to remain in the hospital overnight.

Edwards, a Democrat, dominated Louisiana politics for much of the late 20th century. He served as governor from 1972 to 1980, 1984 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996.

(This item has been corrected in the summary line to say 'husband' instead of 'father.')

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4:30 p.m.

A daughter of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards confirms that the four-term governor has been taken to a Baton Rouge hospital.

Anna Edwards said she spoke to her 92-year-old father by phone as she traveled to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. She said he was in the emergency room but sounded clear-headed. She said he was hospitalized after becoming unresponsive earlier in the day.

Edwards, a Democrat, dominated Louisiana politics for much of the late 20th century. He served as governor from 1972 to 1980, 1984 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996.

He went to prison following a May 2000 conviction for racketeering involving riverboat casino licenses. He was released in 2011 and, at age 83, married his third wife, Trina Grimes, then 32. They had a son in 2013.