Mary Tutwiler

Maginnis: Melancon to challenge Vitter

by Mary Tutwiler

According to political columnist John Maginnis, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, will challenge Republican Sen. David Vitter. Maginnis, in his LaPolitics Weekly column, published late last night, reports:

While he is not ready to make a public announcement, Congressman Charlie Melancon is said to have decided to run for the U.S. Senate next year, according to multiple political sources. The congressman has made no comment about challenging Republican Sen. David Vitter in 2010, but sources say he has told national Democratic campaign officials he will run.

Read the rest of Maginnis’ column here.