October 27th, 2010
08:12 AM ET
4 years ago

Senator poised to win re-election – despite 'sin'

Houma, Louisiana (CNN) - Politics in Louisiana is a notoriously scandalous profession. Governors, congressmen and judges have all fallen from grace, be it by voluntary resignation or by involuntary criminal conviction. So when a conservative Republican senator was linked to a prostitution ring, many thought he'd fall by the wayside like so many others before him.

Think again.
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Filed under: 2010 • David Vitter • Louisiana
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Belief in an Age of Doubt.
    As the world sleeps, we are rapidly approaching the end of time. There are seven months left.
    May God have mercy on each one of us.

    October 27, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  2. Dave

    This is just more proof that the GOP's "family values" garbage is pure hypocrisy and only applies when they can benefit from it. I would at least have some respect for Vitter if he had the gumption to answer for what he did. Instead, like so many other Republicans, he refuses to do interviews and answer any questions and then slaps his hand on the Bible when it suits his purposes. He's a dumb, gutless turd and if he wins re-election, the people of Louisiana get what they deserve.

    October 27, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Who cares what he does as long
    Against for healthcare bill
    Against for abortion
    Support war against Iran in future
    Support low tax for rich
    Support sb1070 but hire illegal’s to do landscaping
    it can happen only in tea party America

    October 27, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    All men are imperfect.
    Senator Vitter is a man.
    So what did you expect?

    Senator Vitter is also a very good man who did NOT support President Obama's election.
    Senator Vitter deserves to keep his job.

    October 27, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. stufit

    I was in New Orleans over the weekend and accidentally ran in to a rally for Melacon. Based on the attitude and appearance of his supporters, I can see why Vitter is winning.

    October 27, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  6. zonk

    Sounds like he shudve been President in the 90s

    October 27, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. michael tampa

    Family values hypcrite, seems the gop always excusing this while at the same time harping on "family values"

    October 27, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Mindy Terrel

    HYPOCRISY is the word the Lousianians are if they re-elect this guy. If he was a democrat they would have held him accountable, but because he is a republican its okay.So disgusting!

    October 27, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. PalmReader

    Many fools are poised to win re-election. Many other fools are poised to win their first election. This is nothing to celebrate. GOPer fools such as VItter brought us to the brink of a depression 3 years ago, and are more than willing to guide us in the same direction once again, if given the chance.

    October 27, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  10. Sniffit

    Duh. They wer stupid enough to elect him in the first place. That answers all questions on the subject. Just listen to the words that come out of the Vittard's mouth. He's a demagogue moron puppet for corporate America and the bible-thumpers who hasn't had an original, creative, educated thought in his entire life. He's PRECISELY the kind of man southern conservatives love.

    October 27, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |