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Edwards advised to keep low profile before 2nd act

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – After surviving his campaign corruption trial in North Carolina, John Edwards started talking about his future – about becoming a better father, helping children and the poor.

Experts say he will have to wait a few years before truly attempting a second act – and that won’t be a political career. They say Democrats don’t want the former presidential contender back on the campaign trail.

Other experts say that Edwards should keep a low profile and take care of his family until the memory fades of his public disgrace.

Jurors acquitted Edwards on one count of campaign finance fraud and were deadlocked on the others. But the trial exposed sordid details of his cover-up of his affair with his pregnant mistress while he ran for president .

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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