Trump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE on Tuesday nominated the wife of former Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterBottom Line Bottom Line Top 5 races to watch in 2019 MORE (R-La.) to serve as a federal judge. 

The White House announced Trump's nomination of Wendy Vitter as U.S. district court judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana along with three other nominees for federal courts in Texas for confirmation by the Senate.

Vitter previously served as the general counsel for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and managed her husband's House campaigns and assisted with his Senate bids.

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Both Louisiana Sens. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyIvanka Trump to meet with GOP senators to discuss paid family leave legislation Bipartisan senators ask industry for information on surprise medical bills Virginia abortion bill reignites national debate MORE (R) and John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R) praised Vitter's nomination to be a federal judge on Tuesday.

Kennedy, who replaced Vitter's husband in the Senate, commended her "very important work as a prosecutor and as legal counsel" for the archdiocese.

Vitter was in the public spotlight in 2007 after her husband apologized for a "serious sin" after his number was linked to the "D.C. Madam" escort service.

"Like all marriages, ours is not perfect. None of us are. But we choose to work together as a family," she said at the time during a press conference with her husband.

David Vitter announced he would not seek reelection for the Louisiana seat after losing the state's gubernatorial runoff election in 2015. He works for a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm.