October 28th, 2010
04:28 PM ET
10 years ago

Prostitution scandal front and center

(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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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Melancon • David Vitter • Louisiana
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Ade

    Ok. Where are we gonna see the last of these sleazebags

    October 28, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. marc in california

    why this person is going to be reelected i will never know

    October 28, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. John

    Newt Gingrich said REPUBLICAN run a Christian Campaign,and so SEN.David Vitter use are tax dollars and go out and pay for sex and Cheat on his wife. But that right Newt Gingrich cheated on his wife too and you people till going to vote Vitter to the U.S.Senate,this is good Christian value.

    October 28, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. Seattle Sue

    Is Diaper Dave one of the Republicans with their famous FAMILY VALUES ethics? He should be tared and feather and run out of the Senate on a rail!

    October 28, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  5. Reynardine Greencastle

    House of the Rising Sun. Pretty Baby. Diapers. Family values. Guess absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

    October 28, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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