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  • [Louisiana] Senate race gets personal early

    09/08/2009 6:38:10 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 12 replies · 1,324+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 7, 2009 | Jan Moller
    BATON ROUGE -- More than a year before Louisiana voters head to the polls in what promises to be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country, the rhetoric already is heating up between incumbent Republican David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville. The standard political playbook says incumbent politicians should ignore their opponents as long as possible, as mentioning them by name only gives them free publicity. But Vitter, who is seeking a second term after becoming Louisiana's first Republican senator since Reconstruction in 2004, turned that theory on its head during...
  • Honore dismisses talk of Senate run

    08/31/2009 9:38:34 AM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 9 replies · 816+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 8/31/09 | Matt Smith
    The general who led military relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is denying a report that he may challenge Louisiana Sen. David Vitter in 2010, calling it "speculation and rumors" Sunday.
  • General noted for Katrina (Russ Honore)work to be speaker here (NAACP Banquet)

    08/30/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | August 30, 2008 | John Andrew Prine
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping military leader who stepped into the political feuding that followed Hurricane Katrina and sorted matters out, will be guest speaker at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Shreveport Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. snip
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/29/2009 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 3,084+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | August 28, 2009 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, 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. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • A fresh face on the GOP bench?

    08/29/2009 5:09:36 PM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 978+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | August 29, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    The palpable hunger for new leadership in the GOP makes most interesting the 2010 Senate run in Louisiana reportedly being mulled by Hurricane Katrina hero General Russell L. Honoré, for the seat currently held by David Vitter, seriously damaged by his name turning up in the client list of a prostitution ring in Washington DC, in 2007. One primary opponent announced yesterday, US Rep. Charlie Melancon. Shortly afterward, this intriguing post appeared in Bayoubuzz.com: 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....
  • "All He Has To Say Is 'Stuck on Stupid', And (Senator) Vitter Is Toast."

    08/29/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Quaker · 35 replies · 1,399+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 29, 2009 | George
    Retired Lt.General Russell Honore is considering running in a primary race against Senator David Vitter (R – Louisiana).
  • Melancon: Louisiana deserves better than Vitter (announces Senate candidacy)

    08/27/2009 5:46:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,424+ views
    WWL Radio AM870 FM 105.3 ^ | August 27, 2009 | Dave Cohen
    Congressman Charlie Melancon today made official what has been anticipated for some time. He's running for U.S. Senate. "I'm announcing my candidacy for the U.S. Senate to replace David Vitter," Melancon said in a Youtube video he emailed to supporters. He describes himself as an anti-abortion, pro-gun centrist and a member of the "Blue Dog'' caucus of fiscally conservative Democrats in Congress. He doesn't attack Vitter in the announcement, but does say, "Louisiana deserves better." He adds that Louisiana needs "more honest" leadership. Melancon never specifically mentions Vitter's admitted "very serious sin" after his number showed up on the DC...
  • General Russell Honore To Run Vs David Vitter In Louisiana US Race?

    08/28/2009 7:33:57 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 1,281+ views
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 08/28/09 | Christopher Tidmore
    In a breaking story, 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. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run." The news comes mere hours after Third District Congressman Charlie Melancon announced his firm intention to be the Democratic challenger to David...
  • [Louisiana Senator] Vitter on the attack

    08/24/2009 9:15:12 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 799+ views
    RingsidePolitics.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jeff Crouere
    While [Senator David] Vitter is holding a series of town hall meetings across Louisiana, [Democrat Congressman Charlie] Melancon is deciding whether to challenge the incumbent Senator. If he runs, Melancon will have to deal with the relatively low approval rating for the Democratic Party’s top official, President Barack Obama, in Louisiana. Undoubtedly, he will find as many issues as possible to oppose the Obama administration. Melancon also faces a financial disadvantage against Vitter and will have a challenge matching the Senator’s fundraising success. To raise Democratic Party funds, Melancon recently attended a gathering in Martha’s Vineyard. Vitter wasted no time...
  • Democrats File Ethics Charge Against Sen. David Vitter

    08/22/2009 7:48:29 AM PDT · by smith5460 · 37 replies · 2,575+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 21, 2009 | Brian Beutler
    We've now obtained the complaint Louisiana State Democratic Party chairman Christopher Whittington has filed with the Senate Ethics Committee, charging that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) used "appropriated funds to pay for town halls at which he engaged in campaign activity.
  • Poll Shows Americans Support Right-to-Carry

    08/11/2009 8:05:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 815+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 10 August, 2009 | NA
    Washington, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- The United States Senate recently voted on an amendment that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry in all other states that also grant carry permits. The amendment, sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and David Vitter (R-La.), won a significant majority of votes, 58 to 39, but failed to reach the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster. Anti-gun senators have long argued that the majority of Americans do not support firearm freedoms. They made this erroneous claim once again during the debate on the Thune/Vitter amendment. Now, a new poll has proven...
  • Health care forum with [Louisiana] Sen. David Vitter in Elmwood is jammed

    08/11/2009 6:26:38 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 6 replies · 897+ views
    Nola.com ^ | August 10, 2009 | Mark Waller
    Constituents packed into a health care forum hosted by Sen. David Vitter today in Elmwood, where Vitter took audience questions mostly criticizing President Barack Obama's reform push and stated his own opposition to the plans. "I think there are problems and issues with the health care system that need improvement," Vitter said during the forum. "I want to focus specifically on those problems, and I don't want to throw out the baby with the bath water. I completely and unalterably oppose the Obama administration plan." Vitter said Obama's reforms - creating a new government health plan option that competes with...
  • Sen. David Vitter Welcomes Angry Mob to Health Care Forum Special

    08/09/2009 7:10:40 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 3,433+ views
    digitaljournal.com ^ | 08/08/09 | Carol Forsloff
    David Vitter, Senator from Louisiana, spoke at a town hall meeting on health care at Louisiana College in Pineville on Saturday. After the prayer, a minister referred to Vitter as doing God’s work as Vitter welcomed those called “an angry mob.” Louisiana College is a Baptist-run college in North Louisiana. The town hall meeting was held in what is normally the place of worship on the campus, as folks found Bible hymnals in the shelving in front of each pew. People expressed their anger and frustration at the meeting, chaired by Vitter who spoke of his concerns before introducing other...
  • LIVE vote - Sotomayor vote

    08/06/2009 12:05:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies · 3,436+ views
    CSPAN2 ^ | 8-6-09
    Votes presently Ds= 69 Rs = 31 ______________ Pubbies: Vitter Alexander Martinez so far voting AYE!
  • Video: Sen. David Vitter Says Government Health Care Will Be The Only Option.

    08/04/2009 8:30:39 AM PDT · by WNO · 5 replies · 759+ views
    Washington News Observer ^ | August 4, 2009 | WNO
    Video: Sen. David Vitter Says Government Health Care Will Be The Only Option. “That government option in a couple of years would be the only option because unions, companies, etc. would dump their employees in the government option because it would be the cheapest thing to do and would be subsidized by the taxpayer.” Health Care Bill Will Create Rationing. “I’m concerned about what you see in other countries like Canada and England which essentially is rationing. Which is folks having to wait forever or actually be denied care because some government bureaucrat decides it doesn’t fit into their plan.”...
  • Stormy Daniels charged in domestic violence case (Possible LA 2010 US Senate candidate)

    07/30/2009 2:34:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 3,047+ views
    WWL ^ | Posted: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 1:20PM
    The adult film actress is considering a campaign for U.S. Senate against Louisiana's David Vitter. Police in Tampa Florida say she was charged with a misdemeanor over the weekend.
  • Porn star mulling La. Senate race has a tough week.

    07/29/2009 7:26:32 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 34 replies · 4,470+ views
    AP ^ | July 29 2009 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS — It's been a tough week for porn actress Stormy Daniels — complete with a domestic violence charge and a car explosion — as she continues to mull a U.S. Senate bid that could make life uncomfortable for incumbent first-term Louisiana Republican David Vitter, still recovering from a sex scandal. Daniels was arrested Saturday on a domestic violence battery charge after she allegedly hit her husband at their home in Tampa, Fla., during a dispute about laundry and unpaid bills. Her arrest came two days after her political adviser in Louisiana, Brian Welsh, said his parked 1996 Audi...
  • [Louisiana Senator] Vitter Out to Combine and Conquer

    07/29/2009 12:48:17 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 14 replies · 379+ views
    LaPolitics.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | John Maginnis
    It has been two years since Sen. David Vitter was linked to a Washington, D.C., prostitution ring, and there is a year to go to the qualifying period for his 2010 re-election bid. While he has no declared challengers yet, he already has started picking fights with his two targeted opponents, Congressman Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and President Barack Obama. A recent statewide poll showed only 44 percent approved of Vitter's job performance to 38 percent who didn't, hardly stellar marks for an incumbent. Only 38 percent said they would vote to re-elect him compared to 45 percent who wanted to...
  • Race for Vitter's [Louisiana] Senate seat is wide open

    07/21/2009 6:48:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 490+ views
    wwltv.com ^ | July 20, 2009 | Paul Murphy
    NEW ORLEANS – The race is more than a year away and there already seems to be a long list of candidate's lining up to challenge Louisiana Senator David Vitter's re-election. Hanging on to the job figured to be a slam dunk for Vitter, if not for his brush with a Capitol Hill call girl scandal. His telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the "D.C. Madam." Vitter said he admits his race for re-election next year will be difficult for him and his family. "I'm sure it will be, but we're fully prepared for that...
  • Vitter raises $1.2 million for reelection fight

    07/07/2009 8:20:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 362+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/09 | Jeremy Jacobs
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) hauled in $1.2 million in the second quarter as he prepares to face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) in his reelection bid next year. In a statement, Vitter announced that he now has $3.2 million cash on hand. “I’m grateful for this tremendous show of support from folks across Louisiana who support my fight to hold President Obama and his reckless-spending, liberal allies in Congress accountable," Vitter said. Melancon, who is currently serving his third term in the House, is expected to challenge Vitter next year but has yet to announce. Vitter's fundraising haul puts him at...