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  • Incidents and Arrest Reports in Acadia Parish

    December 15, 2010 6:16 PM

    Press Release- Sheriff Melancon advises that the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is presently investigating the following incidents: 12/15/10 -Burglary of a residence on Hains Road near Crowley. 12/14/10 -Assault that occurred between siblings at Kathy Apartments. No arrests were made. -Grass Fire Brigman Hwy &... more »
  • Senate Candidates Debate in New Orleans

    October 28, 2010 1:41 AM

    Six of the twelve candidates running for U.S. Senate debated in New Orleans Wednesday night, including the front runners: Congressman Charlie Melancon and Senator David Vitter. Although not alone on stage, Melancon and Vitter seemingly looked past the other four candidates and essentially took jabs at one another. They... more »
  • Charlie Melancon will be in Houma Today

    October 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    Baton Rouge, LA -- Today, Rep. Charlie Melancon, candidate for US Senate, will be in Houma to encourage early voting on the last day of the early voting period before the November 2nd election. Melancon will meet with voters during the lunch hour at Castalano's Restaurant. Today is the last... more »
  • Sheriff Melancon Reminds Residents the Entire State Under Burn Ban

    October 5, 2010 10:52 AM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Shortly before noon on Monday the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office received a... more »
  • Jindal Refuses To Endorse LA Candidate

    October 4, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has backed a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas - but he's refused to make endorsements in a list of federal races in Louisiana so far. Jindal's office issued a statement saying he was supporting GOP Congressman Jerry Moran in the... more »
  • Senate Race Heats Up; Ad Wars Begin

    September 30, 2010 12:29 AM

    More than a month to go before the election, the race for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat is heating up and the so-called "ad-wars" have begun. First up, a commercial already out by Senator David Vitter, which criticizes his opponent's response to the oil disaster in the Gulf. "Charlie Melancon... more »
  • Melancon Blasting Vitter on Fiscal Policy

    September 20, 2010 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Charlie Melancon is blasting Republican Sen. David Vitter on fiscal policy and Vitter's votes for several Bush-era spending measures. The criticism hits Vitter in an area that has been his strength. Vitter has positioned himself as a fiscal hawk who rails against... more »
  • Vitter and Melancon go Head-to-Head in Acadiana

    September 9, 2010 1:18 AM

    Senator David Vitter and Representative Charlie Melancon faced off Wednesday night at Crowley's historic "Grand Opera House of the South." The event was sponsored by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce and was advertised as a "candidate forum," but what it was, was in itself debated by both Vitter and Melancon... more »
  • Vitter Leads Melancon in Latest Survey

    September 1, 2010 11:17 AM

    A recent poll of likely Louisiana voters has Incumbent David Vitter (R) leading Charlie Melancon (D) in the U.S. Senate race. The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of 500 people was conducted on August 30th. The findings show Vitter with 54% support, Melancon with 33%, 5% prefer some other candidate, while... more »
  • Melancon Pressing Vitter To Agree To Debates

    August 31, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democrat Charlie Melancon is pressing Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter to agree to a series of five debates around Louisiana before the November election. Melancon says he sent a letter to Vitter on Tuesday requesting the town hall-style forums, without pre-screened questions. No word yet... more »
  • Real-Time Election Results for August 28th

    August 28, 2010 8:36 PM

    Want real-time election results? Click HERE beginning at 8:00, August 28th. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the campaigns were heated but voter interest appeared light for Saturday's congressional party primaries in Louisiana. The only statewide races were for Senate nominations. Incumbent David Vitter was expected to easily win... more »
  • Congressional Primary This Saturday

    August 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    Louisiana Primary Elections are Saturday August 28. Registered Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians statewide will vote for U.S. Senators and Representatives that will run in the November general election. Polls are open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Vote at your regular voting precinct. CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ELECTION SATURDAY AUGUST 28 STATEWIDE:... more »
  • New Senate Poll Numbers Released

    August 20, 2010 2:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new statewide voter survey shows Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter with a 12-percentage-point edge in a likely November matchup with Democratic challenger Charlie Melancon. Vitter was the choice of 48 percent 1 12½ 11½ 5-5 by Washington-based Clarus Research Group, while 36 percent chose Melancon,... more »
  • Early Voting Numbers

    August 20, 2010 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the early voting period nears its Saturday end, only a small slice of Louisiana's voters have cast ballots for the congressional party primary elections. The latest tally Friday showed about 18,300 people voting so far in the Aug. 28 primary. That's less than 1... more »
  • Vitter, Melancon launch attack ads in Senate race

    August 12, 2010 9:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter launched his TV re-election campaign Thursday casting likely Democratic nominee Charlie Melancon as a congressional spendthrift who favors millionaires and illegal immigrants at the expense of working people. Melancon, who aired an ad earlier this week, previewed on Thursday his latest,... more »
  • Vitter Accuses Democrats of Bankrolling Challenger

    August 6, 2010 6:34 PM

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is accusing Democrats of bankrolling a GOP challenger to Vitter in the U.S. Senate race. The last-minute entrance of former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor was a surprise challenge to Vitter in the Aug. 28 primary. Vitter's campaign claims Traylor's candidacy is a ploy... more »
  • Charlie Melancon Statement On Capped Well

    July 15, 2010 5:50 PM

    Today, U.S. Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) made the following statement in response to reports from BP that the oil leak in the Gulf has been stopped for the first time since April: "I am cautiously hopeful that BP has finally stopped the oil from gushing into our Gulf. If the... more »
  • David Vitter And Charlie Melancon Both Signed Up For The Senate Race

    July 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, have both signed up for the Senate race on the opening day of qualifying. Vitter is seeking a second term, his first time facing voters after a 2007 prostitution scandal. Melancon is leaving a... more »
  • Vitter Continues To Outpace Melancon In Fundraising

    April 15, 2010 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter continues to outpace his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, in fundraising for this fall's Senate race, with Vitter again raking in twice as much campaign cash in the most recent reporting period. Vitter raised $1.1 million in the first... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Says No One Owns "Who Dat?!?"

    January 29, 2010 6:36 PM

    This week has been a great one for Saints fans, as we've been celebrating our beloved team making it to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history. But some heavy-handed legal posturing by the NFL is threatening to put a damper on our celebration. Over... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Comments On MLK Day

    January 18, 2010 1:42 PM

    Baton Rouge, LA - Rep. Charlie Melancon today released the following statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Today we remember not only the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the long struggle for civil rights, but the contributions made by countless others toward the fulfillment of... more »

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