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Louisiana's Anh 'Joseph' Cao, First Vietnamese-American in Congress, a Rare GOP Loss

Anh "Joseph" Cao was widely seen as a congressman of genuine integrity at a time when voters were looking for politicians they could trust, a man who seemed able to overcome the odds without losing...

David Vitter Cruises to Victory in Louisiana Senate Race

Republican David Vitter has won his bid for reelection to Senate in Louisiana, defeating his Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon. ABC News projected Vitter the winner less than an hour af...

What Is Charlie Melancon's Religion?

Charlie Melancon, a three-term representative from Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District and a Blue Dog Democrat, is running for Senate against incumbent David Vitter, Louisiana's Republican junior...

What Is David Vitter's Religion?

David Vitter was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 as Louisiana's junior senator. The Republican is running for re-election this year against Democrat Charlie Melancon, a three-term representative...

In Nod to Prostitution Scandal, David Vitter Admits to 'Serious Sins'

In a candidates' debate Wednesday, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter alluded to his involvement in a prostitution scandal when he admitted committing "serious sins." Vitter, a Republican whose telephone...

Is David Vitter Married?

Republican David Vitter is seeking his second U.S. Senate term from Louisiana, after getting elected in 2004, and will square off with Democrat John Boozman. As part of a Politics Daily series...

Is Charlie Melancon Married?

Charlie Melancon, a three-term Democratic representative from Louisiana, is running for U.S. senator from Louisiana against David Vitter, a Republican first-term senator. As part of a Politics Daily...

How Old Is Charlie Melancon?

Charlie Melancon, a three-term Democratic representative from Louisiana, is running for U.S. senator from Louisiana against David Vitter, a Republican first-term senator. As part of a Politics Daily...

Campaign Ads Revisited: The Living Room War Grows Ugly

Welcome to the scorched-earth phase of the TV ad wars of Campaign 2010. Gone, for the most part, are the gauzy visuals, cheerful morning-in-America colors and earnest I-want-to-serve-the-people voices...

Louisiana Senate: Vitter-Melancon Race Stays Quiet Despite Fireworks Potential

NEW ORLEANS -- With less than six weeks until Election Day, Louisiana's senatorial race has unfolded in surprisingly tepid fashion. This dearth of drama prevails because the popular Republican...


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