(CNN) – Rather than telling Louisiana voters what he stands for, Rep. Charlie Melancon is telling voters what he doesn't stand for.
The Democratic Senate candidate released a new TV ad Tuesday touting his opposition to Democratic priorities such as the so-called "cap and trade" energy bill and landmark health care reform.
" ... and I told President Obama his moratorium of off-shore drilling was a job-killer here in Louisiana, and I passed a bill through the House to end it."
The bill Melancon refers to in the ad has not yet been given a vote in the Senate, and the hold on all off-shore drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico still stands.
Melancon is trailing his Republican opponent, incumbent Sen. David Vitter, by double digits according to recent polls. President Obama lost the state to Sen. John McCain in 2008 by 19 points.