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  • Senate Race Already Hot, Despite Lack Of Announced Opponent

    Senate Race Already Hot, Despite Lack Of Announced Opponent
    Republican Sen. David Vitter doesn't have an announced opponent yet but it's clear he's expecting a challenge from Rep. Charlie Melancon, a southeast Louisiana Democrat who has said he's considering the race. In ads critical of Democrat-backed health...
  • Melancon Says He'll Challenge Vitter In 2010

    Melancon Says He'll Challenge Vitter In 2010
    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...
  • Complaint just bad publicity for Vitter?

    Complaint just bad publicity for Vitter?
    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. "As a...
  • Vitter Holds Fund-raising Lead

    Vitter Holds Fund-raising Lead
    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. The figures...
  • Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist

    Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist
    There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl. But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
  • Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats

    Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats
    Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
  • Some Didn't Like Vitter, But Voted For Him

    Some Didn't Like Vitter, But Voted For Him
    Some of the Louisiana voters who gave Republican David Vitter a second U.S. Senate term were less than enthusiastic about their pick. Vitter took about three-fifths of the vote over Democrat Rep. Charlie Melancon, but preliminary exit poll results showed...
  • La. Delegation Gets Mediocre Environmental Score

    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...
  • Former Governor Dave Treen Dead At 81

    Former Governor Dave Treen Dead At 81
    Former Louisiana Gov. Dave Treen has died at age 81. Treen's son, David C. Treen Jr., said Treen died early Thursday of complications from a respiratory illness at East Jefferson General Hospital. Governor Bobby Jindal announced Thursday afternoon...
  • Partying with Hillary: "Greatest experience"

     
    Chuck Schumer threw a farewell party for Hillary last night. An account of the misty-eyed lovefest -- not dissimilar from her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, except for the absence of stinky Republican guy......
  • Hillary: Approved, 16-1

     
    Hillary Clinton is endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 16-1, forwarding her nomination to the Senate floor. The only nay vote: Prostitute-lovin' Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who had reservations about conflicts of interest with Bill's...