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
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.