Jul 9, 2010 11:43 AM by Melissa Canone

Vitter Has Picked Up A Challenger

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter has picked up a
little-known Republican challenger who will force the incumbent
senator into an August party primary election.
Nick Accardo, a Republican doctor from Franklin, signed up for
the race Friday. His entry means Vitter will have to win the Aug.
28 primary before advancing to the Nov. 2 general election.
Democratic candidate for Senate, Charlie Melancon, also has an
opponent in his party's primary.
Meanwhile, three of Louisiana's congressmen remain unopposed for
their fall elections as the candidate sign-up period entered its
final day.
Candidates must file their paperwork and pay their registration
fees by 5 p.m. to run in the upcoming election.


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