Skip to comments.Louisiana Senate: Vitter 57%, Melancon 33%
Posted on 02/13/2010 10:53:39 AM PST by Chet 99
Incumbent Republican David Vitter has an even more commanding lead this month over his top Democratic challenger in Louisiana's race for the U.S. Senate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Vitter leading Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon 57% to 33%. Just three percent (3%) would opt for some other candidate, while seven percent (7%) are undecided.
In January, Vitter led Melancon 53% to 35%. Melancon also trailed Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, who was considering challenging Vitter for the GOP Senate nomination, by a 53% to 31% margin in that poll.
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Wasn’t there some porn “star” that was also running for that seat named Stormy Daniels? What happened to her? Perhaps people would much rather have the metaphoric “whore” than a real one?
What ever happened to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who was planning to run?
She’s too pretty to be a pr0n star.
And she looks a little like the FOX News weather chick.
I wish Landrieu were up for re-election this year; she might actually get tossed out on her ample rump. Sadly, she’s not on the ballot again until 2014.
Okay, LOL. What did he do? I read one Freeper say that the guy is quite arrogant, mentioned some airport incident.
Wait a minute! The dems and their syncopants in the media are saying that 2010 will be anti-incumbent, no matter who the incumbent is. Could the dems be wrong? Again?
What losers...voting for that cheat Vetter. Oh well I guess people don’t mind that anymore.
“What losers...voting for that cheat Vetter. Oh well I guess people dont mind that anymore.”
EXACTLY!! When you’re trying to stop a mad-man president, the luxury of having elected people pure as the wind-driven snow goes out the door. At this point the ONLY thing that conservatives (and most independents, as MA showed) care about is the voting record (or expected voting record). And Vitter’s has been PERFECT.
Wow! Thanks for the info.
I think people just realize that politicians, in general, aren't as pure as the driven snow. Personal failings aside, Vitter has been an effective voice in the Senate and has articulated a far more conservative position than many others with an (R) next to their names. In short, he's seen as performing his job well.
Anyone who calls himself “Charles Martel” DEFINITELY thinks like me.
I don’t know what it is about DC: Baucus, Ensign, Gingrich, Armey, Edwards, the list goes on.
There’s a reason why he’s stomping the crap out of Melancon. He has done his job as a senator. He has been accessible to all of his constituents outside of New Orleans unlike the wicked witch of the south. Look at his record.
As far as the hooker issue, this is Louisiana where we tend to be more libertarian in these matters. The DNC and Louisiana Democrat party may try to use it as a campaign tool but it isn’t working this time. Some of us have learned that the D’s don’t force their members to resign.
Just think how different things could have been had some of the solid fiscally conservative and pro Constitution R’s been allowed to serve instead of being forced to resign when they weren’t “perfect”.
Yes he has and he also knows that he serves more than just New Orleans unlike the wicked witch of the south.
I just wish Livingston hadn't left his rolodex behind for Vitter to find.
Vitter is an excellent La Senator unlike the other one, landrieu. Chet99 is worried about his personal life and I am sure was worried about clinton, edwards and the million other politician cheaters.
What matters today is fiscal responsibility. The country will be bankrupt soon with landrieu , o’dumbo,reid and pelosi.
Go Vitter. I will vote for you again and think you do a great job on the only thing that will save this county from collapse.
Last time Vitter ran, I had to listen to so many phone calls from him that I was tempted to charge him $300/hour for my time like...
She decided not to run months ago.
I actually expected this to be tighter. Melancon has been fairly popular for a Dem in a state turning red, but I guess this was probably the wrong year for him. I’m not a fan of Vitter, but he beats the alternative.
I’m reminded of the crooked Democrat Governor, Edwin Edwards’ famous quip that he couldn’t or wouldn’t lose a Louisiana election unless he was “Caught in Bed with a Dead Girl or a Live Boy.” I think the same could be said regarding the electoral chances of Senator David Vitter.
Yeah it would have been nice had that rolodex got trashed. lol
It was a mistake to force them out. The D’s used it to their advantage and look at what we have as R’s. A bunch of spineless sellouts.
Had he resigned the Dingbat (blanko) would have chosen who would have filled his seat. It would have been a D and god forbid had she appointed herself. :::SHUDDERS:::
He doesn’t come across well outside of his district. The thing is people are starting to realize that these “blue dog” dems who ultimately follow the party line when they need to stand their ground.
Edwin Edwards flaunted his misdeeds and ultimately paid the price. He is still in the federal pen waiting on Dollar Bill to join him.
It was the corruption that did Edwards in not his philandering. Edwards biggest error in judgment politically was being photographed mocking Jesus’ crucifixion. He had put ketchup on his hands and with arms outstretched said “why is everyone crucifying me”, or thereabouts. (It was in John Maguinnis’ book The Last Hayride.) It was all downhill after that.
Melancon is gonna have to pray Vitter is eaten by a pit bull.
Clearly Vitter has timing on his side.
Did you hear Dardenne is running for the Lt Governor special election this year instead ? What I don’t get is “Why ?” Sec of State is a much more powerful and influential post. He really should stay put.
Maybe he thinks that switching offices will increase his name I.D. The SOS post is rather low-profile.
Melancon can thank Mary for his troubles. She made it impossible to argue that Melancon or any other Democrat would not have been vote no. 61 for the health care bill (all of them voted for it, not just for cloture). Melancon himself is a mini-Louisiana Purchase. Back when the Dems got control of Congress, they voted for a timetable for troop withdrawal, and Melancon voted for it because it had money for LA’s coastline. The bill only passed by one vote. Wayne Gilchrist (who was beaten in the GOP primary last year) and Walter Jones were the only Republicans to vote for it.
Forget it. LA isn’t going to vote for Louisiana Purchase, Part II.
Speaking of Melancon, who do you think is looking strongest to succeed him ? State Sen. Jeff Landry seems to have the most $$ so far.