New Orleans, La. – The election of President Obama drew 65 percent of the state's voters to the polls. Now it's his policies that are at stake. A leading critic of the president has been Republican U-S Senator David Vitter, who's seeking a second term in office. He's facing Democrat Charlie Melancon, the former congressman from the third district. Another national contest involves Republican Congressman Joseph Cao, who represents the heavily Democratic district two. He's facing Cedric Richmond, who has been airing a television ad featuring the president's endorsement. The major state office on the ballot is for lieutenant governor. Republican Jay Dardenne faces Democratic challenger Caroline Fayard.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming