(CNN) – Republican Sen. David Vitter's indiscretions have been a frequently used advertising theme for his Democratic opponent, Rep. Charlie Melancon.
And a biting new ad released Thursday proved no exception.
"Our tax dollars pay David Vitter's salary and he used it for prostitutes," the narrator in the ad says. "In return we got a disgraced senator… The real sin is that David Vitter is still a senator."
Vitter was linked to the so-called D.C. madam in 2007, eventually admitting that he committed a "very serious sin."
The 30-second ad, which is currently airing statewide, uses footage of a suggestively dressed woman and Vitter's press conference after the scandal broke.
According to recent polling, Vitter is leading Melancon by significant margins.
The Vitter campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Did you see the look on his wife face. He should be voted out on that basis along.
The 'Sin' is that his wife is still with him. Woman has no shame ...
Boy that Vitter knows something about job creation, prostitution, you gotta pay to play.
Vitter's must be one of those teabugger supported candidates right? The ones who have supported witchcraft, Aquabudda, and now prostitutes. Have you Americans decided to toss the country down the train for these trash?
Better get your diaper on Vitter.
If Elliot Spitzer had to go, so do you Mr. Vitter. Kick rocks!
Family Values in action and forgiveness from Republicans for Republicans only. Real classy, GOP.
Just a good ol Southern Boy.
What goes around comes around.............Vitter is paying the price............If he wins something is wrong here......
This should be on the air in all 50 states with the caption – "This is the Republican Party".
Interesting that they left ot the part about about how he liked to wear a diaper and be spanked. At least he isn't a witch or dress up like a Nazi for weekend playdates. Seriously, this is today's GOP.
Most politicians are whores anyway,they go wherever the money and power is.There's no brotherhood anymore. Vitters wife was probably a hooker before he married her,she knows where the money is. Keep it in the house.
Voted for Vitter yesterday in early polling. I would vote for a dead dog before i would vote for some Democrat. And I was a Democrat for over 30 years!
Louisiana has its share of disasters. the way they live on the edge just about all the time it is no wonder the federal government is always bailing the state out. It looks like they have become a dependent on the rest of the country. The Mrs's gets her break when he is gone to DC or where ever his latest playground is.Sooner or later you have to pay the orchestra when you want to dance.
So let me get this straight...Vitter hired a prostitute. Shame on him and he now has to suffer the consequences.
But Barney Frank can actually run a gay brothel of prostitution out of his state sponsored Washington DC apartment, and he is elected to 16 consecutive terms.
I can't stand david vitter. I'm a native louisiana citizen and I will never vote for a sleeze bag.
Oh and by the way he better be glad louisiana is a republican state otherwise he would tossed to the alligators.
How bad a candidate is Rep. Charlie Melancon if he's still trailing by a significant margin?
In 1998 Vitter called for President Clinton to be impeached, saying his indiscretion made him morally unfit to govern. It's easy to be a family values politician when you only judge other people's values.
I wonder what Ran Paul thinks about Prostitution, Individual Freedom, and the Free Market. And I wonder how well those ideas poll with the rest of America...
Apparently, Lousiana have lowered their standards. A hypocrite like Vitter should not be elected for anything.
You people really need to get a life so what if he indiscretions, evidently his wife forgave him as did a former democratic
President (Clinton) should they be put out of office? NO not if they are doing their jobs like they are supposed to. What they do in their free time should be no ones business, unless they are affecting the people that put them there. I do not see where they are affecting anything.
Absurd party hardliners would unbelievably still vote for Vitter's nonsense, and Senate Republicans have kept him amongst their ranks even after Vitter's admission of illegal activities. Such sad hypocrisy. If politicians break the law, they should not be lawmakers.
The only thing I dislike about VITTER and all other so-call conservatives is the fact that they think they are IMMUNE to criticism when they are CAUGHT being UN-Conservative. And their 'conservatism' is HOLIER than THOU and they are above all!!
The conservatives are ANTI-everything – from gays to pro-choice – and they make it seem as if they are the CREATORS of everyone's LIFE. That is the high horse they have to get off of and they have to speak more for ME!!
VITTER lied than told the truth. When Clinton lied and then told the truth, the RepubliCAN'Ts wanted to IMPEACH him... So, it's up to the voters in LA as to who they want to WIN!!!
DEMOCRATS in LA – GET OUT and VOTE and vote DEMOCRAT!!!
This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!
VOTE Scott McAdams in AK!!!!
Massachusetts Conservative....are you jelous that you have not invited??????? at least Rep.Frank is a declared gay......jelousy is not??????