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Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.)

(Defeated for other office)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: candidate for La. House, 1975; La. House, 1987-93; U.S. House, 2005-11
Born: Oct. 3, 1947; Napoleonville, La.
Residence: Napoleonville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Peachy Melancon; two children
Education: U. of Southwestern Louisiana, B.S. 1971
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (3rd term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Energy & Environment)

Defeated by Sen. David Vitter, R, for Senate

Election History
2010generalDavid Vitter (R) 715,41556.6
Charlie Melancon (D) 476,57237.7
Randall Hayes (LIBERT) 13,9571.1
Michael Brown (NPA) 9,9730.8
Michael Spears (I) 9,1900.7
Ernest Wooton (I) 8,1670.6
R.A. Galan (NPA) 7,4740.6
William McShan (REF) 5,8790.5
William Lang (I) 5,7340.5
Milton Gordon (NPA) 4,8100.4
Thomas LaFargue (I) 4,0430.3
Sam Melton (NPA) 3,7800.3
2008generalCharlie Melancon (D) 00.0
2006generalCharlie Melancon (D) 75,02355.0
Craig Romero (R) 54,95040.3
Olangee Breech (D) 4,1903.1
James Blake (LIBERT) 2,1681.6
2004general runoffCharlie Melancon (D) 57,61150.2
Billy Tauzin (R) 57,04249.8
2004generalBilly Tauzin (R) 84,68032.0
Charlie Melancon (D) 63,32823.9
Craig Romero (R) 61,13223.1
Damon Baldone (D) 25,7839.7
Charmaine Caccioppi (D) 19,3477.3
Kevin Chiasson (R) 10,3503.9
Roll Call Vitals


Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Charlie Melancon has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.