State of Louisiana secondary Archives: on Families & Children


Charles Melancon: Family brings us all together; about honesty & integrity

Family values were addressed right out the gate in Wednesday's debate, with Sen. David Vitter briefly addressing his "serious sin." When asked by the moderator about how their values affect their candidacy, Vitter briefly referenced his tie to a Washington, D.C., madam in 2007. "My greatest strength in life is my family, and their love and prayers and support. Obviously I've stumbled in my marriage, obviously I've committed serious sin, which I've discussed in the past," Vitter said.

Melancon took the opportunity to set themselves apart from Vitter and his values. "It's the family unit that brings us all together... It's about honesty and integrity in Washington," Melancon said.

There were no other direct references to the call-girl issue at the forum, though Melancon has run attack ads seeking to remind voters of the controversy.

Source: WDSU New Orleans coverage of 2010 La. Senate debate Oct 28, 2010

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