2010 Louisiana Senate Debates
Louisiana 2010 Senate debates:
- Oct. 28: Radio debate: KLFY broadcast from New Orleans
- Oct. 27: Live televised debate hosted by WDSU-TV in New Orleans
- Oct. 26: debate in Baton Rouge cancelled because Vitter declined to participate.
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from 2010 Louisiana Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Charles Melancon (15)
- David Vitter (15)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy|
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
Energy & Oil|
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
Families & Children|
Charles Melancon: Family brings us all together; about honesty & integrity.
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Principles & Values|
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
David Vitter: I've stumbled in my marriage; but it's my greatest strength.
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
The above quotations are from 2010 Louisiana Senate Debates.
Page last edited: Dec 02, 2010