Melancon’s First TV Ad: ‘David Vitter Hasn’t Been Honest With Louisiana’ (VIDEO) | Talking Points Memo

Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA) spent $115,000 on his first television advertising buy in his effort to unseat incumbent Sen. David Vitter (R). In the advertisement, Melancon touts his own conservative credentials, but pulls no punches when it comes to Vitter.“I’m a pro-life, pro-gun Louisiana Democrat. I’ve been a businessman most of my life,” says Melancon — who says he expects Vitter to misrepresent his record. He adds, “I’ll work with anyone, if it’s the right thing to do for Louisiana.”

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