“One primary opponent announced yesterday, US Rep. Charlie Melancon.”
The author didn’t do his research. Melancon is a Democrat. He’s challenging Vitter in the general election.
“The Louisiana Weekly and Bayoubuzz.com have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter.”
If Honore runs, Vitter and Melancon may both drop out.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was quoted on a radio interview September 1, 2005, saying: "Now, I will tell you this -- and I give the president some credit on this -- he sent one John Wayne dude down here that can get some stuff done, and his name is [Lt.] Gen. [Russel] Honoré. And he came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving. And he's getting some stuff done."
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Vitter has made a complete comeback and put that episode behind him. He is a solid conservative who, one of the few openly objecting to Obama. If Honore would have ran and won last year, he would be a no-brainer VP or Sec of Defense pick for 2012.