Sen. David Vitter Announces Governor Run

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.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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