Thankfully, voters have a viable conservative alternative in Congressman Charlie Melancon. Though a Democrat, Melancon has a long history of crossing the aisle to vote for what’s right for Louisiana and for America. Like most people in Louisiana, Melancon is pro-life, pro-gun, and most important of all, his election will show the world Louisiana does indeed have standards of conduct for its elected officials. Sen. Vitter wants this race to be a referendum on President Barack Obama. That’s because he could never survive a referendum on David Vitter. We urge our readers to elect Charlie Melancon as Louisiana’s U.S. Senator.