| Aug 25, 2009
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 9, 2010
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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...
| Nov 2, 2010
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....
| Nov 3, 2010
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...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2009
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...
| Jan 15, 2009
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......
| Jan 15, 2009
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...