Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has announced a run for Louisiana Governor. If elected, he would succeed Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 contender who is term-limited. Vitter currently serves as Louisiana’s junior Senator, alongside Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and is well-known for his involvement with the D.C. Madam prostitution scandal. The Senator is in his second term and previously served as a Representative from Louisiana’s First District.
The gubernatorial election will take place in 2015, a year before Vitter would run for re-election. If he wins, he will appoint his own successor; if he loses, he will keep his seat.
Next year, Vitter will face Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor, Jay Dardenne, in the Republican primary.