Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republican Sen. David Vitter have battled in personal and bitter contest for governor.
November 21, 2015 The bitter, nasty contest seems like a rare pick-up opportunity for Democrats. But concerns over national security and whether to allow Syrian refugees into the state could impact the race.
Louisiana Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards walks past Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter as they take their places before a gubernatorial debate.
November 6, 2015 A new ad hammers home Republican David Vitter's involvement in the 2007 D.C. Madam prostitution scandal. He easily won re-election to the Senate but faces renewed scrutiny in his run for governor.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
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January 21, 2014 The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.
August 28, 2010 In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November. In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas must survive a runoff to be on her party's ballot in November.
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May 28, 2010 If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
April 15, 2010 Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, announced she would not challenge Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), after a year of testing the waters.
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