Louisiana Representative Charlie Melancon kicked off his campaign run in Shreveport Thursday morning.
It was part of his 'jambalaya and jobs' tour across the Pelican state.
Representative Melancon is looking to take current Senator David Vitter's seat.
In an interview Thursday, Melancon discussed why he's the man for job and criticized Senator Vitter on a number of issues.
Melancon also restated his efforts to remain bipartisan if elected.