July 13th, 2007
06:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Vitter emails supporters

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN has obtained an e-mail written by embattled Sen. David Vitter to supporters on Tuesday, the day after he admitted that his telephone number turned up in the phone records of an escort service run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, dubbed the ‘D.C. Madam.’

Dear Friend,

I write with great sadness, as well as great affection and respect for you as a friend, about disclosures that are appearing today in the media.

I have addressed this matter very directly (referring to the statement given to reporters), and deeply apologize again for letting you and others down. I also write today to say three other things.

First, thank you again for all the love and support you've always offered Wendy and myself. It is one of the greatest gifts we've been blessed with.

Second, our family will be fine, though we certainly appreciate your continuing thoughts and prayers. Those are a great comfort to all of us.

And third, I will live every day always striving to fully honor that friendship and those prayers.


- CNN Congressional Correspondent Ted Barrett

Filed under: David Vitter
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Rick's Mom, Chicago IL

    Rick from Chicago currently is leading all polls for Village Idiot in '08 but Anon is close behind.

    July 17, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Anon, because I fear religious freaks

    "...leading all polls for Village Idiot in ‘08..."

    That's OK, you had no choice but to say such a thing. Perhaps god did give you free will, unfortunately religion has taken it from you.

    July 18, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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