| Oct 5, 2009
Louisiana Democrats have accused GOP Sen.
David Vitter of accepting campaign money illegally funneled to him by a former Mississippi congressman through a political action committee of that state's governor.
The Democrats said they will bring their...
| Apr 15, 2010
A porn star who has been flirting with the idea of running against Sen. David Vitter in this year's Republican primary is expected to soon make her decision known.
Stormy Daniels recently declared herself a Republican but her politial publicity has...
| 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 27, 2009
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is under pressure from most of Louisiana's congressional delegation to support Republican Sen. David Vitter's legislation requiring that next year's census forms ask about the status of a person's citizenship.
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2009
Senate Democrats Thursday blocked a GOP attempt to require next year's census forms to ask people whether they are U.S. citizens.
The proposal by Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter was aimed at excluding non-citizens from the population totals that...
| Nov 14, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will conduct further studies before implementing a plan to ban raw, untreated Gulf Coast oysters during months when they are most likely to be infected with a harmful bacterium.
The plan had sparked...
| Jun 20, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The only Democrat in Louisiana's U.S. House delegation is thinking about running for the Senate, against Republican David Vitter.
Rep. Charles Melancon, a former sugar lobbyist from Napoleonville, says many people have encouraged him...
| Jun 26, 2009
U.S. Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-Napoleonville) is taking a fresh look at challenging incumbent U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) next year. Previously, Melancon expressed reservations about entering the contest, but things have recently changed....
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2009
The Community Conversation on Healthcare Reform will be held Tuesday night at Fisher Community Baptist Church located at 1736 L.B. Landry Avenue and will convene between 6:30 - 8 p.m.
The group is a citizen's coalition effort to shed light on both the...