David Vitter

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7:31 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Senator Vitter Gets Judiciary Committee Seat

Republican Louisiana Senator David Vitter says he has been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The assignment sets him in the middle of what likely will become major disagreements in the next Congress.

Those include fights over President Obama's nominee for the attorney general, and the president's immigration plan to help those living in the United States illegally.

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5:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Complaint Filed Against Pro-Vitter Super PAC

Campaign finance reform groups are questioning the operations of a super PAC formed by supporters of Senator David Vitter
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Two groups that advocate for campaign finance reform are raising questions about the operations of a super PAC formed by backers of Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter.

The Advocate reports the groups — Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, — have asked the Federal Elections Commission to look into the possible solicitation of illegal campaign contributions.

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9:17 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Pro-Vitter PAC Challenges State Campaign Donor Limit

Sen. David Vitter.

A super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is asking a federal judge to throw out the state's donor limits to political action committees.

The Fund for Louisiana's Future filed a lawsuit in New Orleans federal court Tuesday, challenging the limits as an unconstitutional limit on political speech.

Louisiana currently caps contributions to PACs at $100,000 for each election cycle. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds to help candidates at the federal level.

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7:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Senator Vitter Announces Run For Governor's Office; Mary Landrieu Reacts

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI / Landov

Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he’ll be running for governor next year. He’s telling supporters he can have a bigger impact in Baton Rouge than in Washington.

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12:05 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, who easily won re-election in 2010 after seeing his career put in jeopardy by a prostitution scandal just three years before, confirmed Tuesday that he will run for governor in his state in 2015.

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9:43 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Vitter Enters Race for Louisiana Governor

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be a candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race.

Vitter announced his plans in an email to supporters on Tuesday, saying "I believe that as our next governor, I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Louisiana."

The Associated Press obtained the announcement from Vitter's staff.

Vitter's announcement ends months of speculation. His decision is expected to influence which other potential candidates enter the race.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is term-limited.

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12:26 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Vitter's New Clout Could Get Things Done

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 9:09 am

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meets Thursday to discuss reforms to the Army Corps of Engineers.

One of Louisiana’s senators, David Vitter, now sits as the ranking minority member of the committee.

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8:23 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Super PAC Could Help Vitter in Gubernatorial Bid

A Washington fundraising heavyweight is helping to set up federal and state super PACs to support U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a move that heightens speculation that Vitter is eyeing a bid to run for governor.

Lawyer Charlie Spies told The Associated Press that Vitter supporters filed paperwork Monday with federal and state agencies creating The Fund for Louisiana's Future, a pro-Vitter political action committee.

The federal super PAC could support a Vitter re-election bid in 2016, while a state PAC could aid him if he decides to launch a gubernatorial campaign in 2015.

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10:42 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Vitter Named Top Republican on Environment Committee

U.S. Senator David Vitter has been named deputy Senate whip and will take over as the top ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The committee has jurisdiction over levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environment Protection Agency, and two major bills coming up this year: the highway bill and the Water Resources Development Act.

Vitter also remains on the Small Business, the Armed Services, the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committees.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:42 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Vitter cancels town hall meetings in north La.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he's canceled Vitter two town hall meetings in north Louisiana because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The Louisiana Republican said meetings today in Lake Providence and on Tuesday in Winnsboro have been canceled.