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Race of the day: David Vitter vs. Charlie Melancon for Senate (LA)
Dealing with the fallout of a prostitution scandal, Sen. David Vitter is pulling no punches against challenger Charlie Melançon
 
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DEMOCRAT

Charlie Melançon

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REPUBLICAN

David Vitter

Basic Info: U.S. Rep. since 2005;
Age: 62
One-term incumbent;
Age: 49
Issues:
  • Voted for  stimulus package
  • Voted against health care reform bill
  • Opposes Obama's ban on deepwater drilling
  • Vigorously opposed stimulus
  • Wants to repeal health reform
  • Opposes Obama's ban on deepwater drilling
Polling At: 36% 51%
Campaign Chest: $2.2 million
$5.4 million
Key Quote: "I'm a pro-life, pro-gun, Southern Democrat."

"Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God."

Petty Controversy: An aide arrested for attacking his girlfriend stayed on Vitter's staff until ABC News reported the story
Provoked outrage by telling victims of a local Ponzi scheme they "should maybe have known better"
Wild card: This will be the first election for Vitter since 2007, when he was linked to prostitutes in Washington and New Orleans, primarily dating back to the 1990s.
Dueling Ads: "Forgotten Crimes": This Melançon ad revisits  Vitter's prostitution scandal and asks why there were no legal consequences
"Luvfest": Vitter charges that Melançon is "cashing in big-time" after backing Obama and his "liberal agenda"


Charlie Melançon's "Truth":

 

David Vitter's "Luvfest":

 

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