| Jan 5, 2010
Gov. Bobby Jindal has put to rest months of water cooler speculation about his interest in this fall's U.S. Senate race. The governor says definitively that he will not run for the Senate.
The governor told The Times-Picayune that the answer is...
| Feb 23, 2010
Louisiana's congressional delegation got a lukewarm vote of confidence for 2009 by the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group that's issued scorecards on Congress for 30 years.
In the scorecard, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., got high...
| Aug 27, 2009
Rep. Charlie Melancon, a Democrat from coastal southeastern Louisiana, says he'll challenge first-term Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in next year's elections.
Touting himself as an anti-abortion, pro-gun centrist Democrat, Melancon said in his...
| Mar 19, 2010
Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, the only Republican to vote for a Democrat-backed health care overhaul late last year, doesn't expect to do so again when the Senate version comes up for a vote this weekend.
"At this point, I'm pretty much a definite no,"...
| Oct 1, 2009
An expert on legal and judicial ethics in
Louisiana doubts the state office overseeing lawyer conduct will find cause to discipline U.S. Sen. David Vitter on allegations he broke the law years ago with his connection to Washington prostitutes.
| Oct 16, 2009
Republican Sen. David Vitter raised more than $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign from July through September, giving him a strong financial lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Charlie Melancon, who raised just over $751,000.
| Aug 28, 2010
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his chief Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, easily won their party's primaries Saturday, setting up what will likely be a nasty battle for Vitter's job in the Nov. 2 general election.
In a victory...
| Apr 15, 2010
A porn star who has been flirting with the idea of running against Sen. David Vitter in this year's Republican primary is expected to soon make her decision known.
Stormy Daniels recently declared herself a Republican but her politial publicity has...