Louisiana Campaign Tales #1 – Meet Charlie

I recently had the chance to listen in on a fundraiser for congressman Charlie Melancon, a democratic challenger to David Vitter’s senate seat in Louisiana.  Charlie Melancon represents Louisiana’s 3rd district, a stretch of coast near New Orleans that is currently suffering from BP’s oil...

Nothing Changes an Election Like a Stabbing

Louisiana politics are dirty, maybe not Illinois or South Carolina dirty, but non the less unbelievable political events seem to come out of the bayou.  Take the victory of the most sane republican in the house of representatives, Rep Joseph Cao.  This first term congressman won because his opponent was...