Some Louisiana voters will be getting calls from former Congressman Cleo Fields this week.
Fields, who spent four years in the U.S. House and more than a decade in the state Senate, is hosting a phone bank for the Clinton campaign Thursday. According to a news release from the campaign, Fields will be discussing Clinton’s voting rights platform and volunteers will be promoting early voting. Early voting runs Feb. 20-27 for Louisiana’s March 5 presidential primary.
Fields has been a bit of a controversial political figure since he was caught on tape in 1997 accepting nearly $20,000 from former Gov. Edwin Edwards ahead of Edwards’ 2000 bribery conviction. Fields was never charged and has never explained why he took the cash from Edwards and stuffed it in his pockets.