Porn Star Won't Seek Louisiana Senate Seat Against Vitter

Stormy Daniels i

Stormy Daniels visiting a downtown New Orleans restaurant last year when she was exploring a run against Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Bill Haber/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Bill Haber/AP
Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels visiting a downtown New Orleans restaurant last year when she was exploring a run against Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).

Bill Haber/AP

In a great victory for family values, especially in a family-values state like Louisiana, porn star Stormy Daniels, who had been flirting with challenging Sen. David Vitter (R), announced today she would not run after all.  Daniels said she couldn't compete with the size of Vitter's war chest.

Yes, I see how I can get in trouble with this post.  OK, no more cheap jokes.

Here's the full text of Daniels' statement, courtesy WDSU.com.

Vitter, the first Republican senator elected in the state since Reconstruction, got into big trouble in 2007 when his name appeared on the client list of a Washington, D.C. escort service.  A woman who worked as a prostitute in Louisiana said he was a regular client of hers back when he was a state representative.

But, with $5 million in the bank, no prominent Republican decided to challenge him, and in fact the state GOP rallied behind him early on.  Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) is his major opponent, while former GOP state legislator James David Cain may run as an independent.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.