The latest attack ad targeting Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterBottom line Bottom line The biggest political upsets of the decade MORE (R-La.) in the Louisiana gubernatorial race claims that he chose “prostitutes over patriots.”
The 30-second spot contrasts Vitter with opponent Louisiana state Rep. John Bel Edwards (D) on their commitment to the armed forces.
“The choice for governor couldn’t be more clear: John Bel Edwards, who answered our country’s call and served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division,” the ad begins, “or David Vitter, who answered a prostitute’s call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of freedom.”
“David Vitter chose prostitutes over patriots,” it concludes. “Now the choice is yours.”
Vitter admitted in 2007 that he was a client of an escort service after his phone number was found linking him to a D.C. prostitution ring.
No candidate received a majority of the vote in a jungle primary Oct. 24, so Edwards and Vitter, the top two finishers, moved on to a run-off vote Nov. 21.
Edwards finished first in the jungle primary with 40 percent support, with Vitter at 23 percent.