Edwards was the woman Murphy had an extra-marital affair with and reportedly had pressured to get an abortion which resulted his resignation from Congress. Both Murphy and Edwards were married at the time of the affair.
“Pittsburgh deserves an active and diligent voice in Washington. I will fight the tough battles that no one else chooses to fight,” Edwards said according to the Post-Gazette.
“I promise to be loyal to my constituents.”
Edwards has a doctoral degree in clinical forensic psychology and is aiming to challenge incumbent Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Allegheny) this year. With the redrawn map Edwards could end up facing against Republican Rick Saccone, who is running in the special election to replace Murphy in the special election