Jul 8, 2010 7:01 AM by Sharlee Barriere
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most of the announced candidates for
Louisiana's fall congressional elections have signed up as
qualifying moves into its second day.
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger,
Charlie Melancon, showed up within an hour of each other Wednesday
to register for the Senate race. Melancon predicted a "dirty"
race as Vitter seeks re-election to a second term after the taint
of a 2007 prostitution scandal.
All six of the state's congressmen who planned re-election bids
also qualified for their races.
Melancon is leaving the state's seventh U.S. House seat to run
for Senate. Three candidates have signed up for the 3rd District
race so far.
The sign-up period runs until Friday at 5 p.m.