Category Archives: David Vitter

This is why David Vitter lost

    By Robert Mann “Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.” — John Bolton Perhaps it was latent disgust at U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal. Maybe his vicious attacks against his Republican opponents backfired and … Continue reading

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Vitter’s warning to Obama about Syrian refugees came in apparent backdated letter sent to State Dept on Tuesday

    By Robert Mann Sen. David Vitter, lagging in the polls and hoping to gain an advantage in his race for Louisiana governor, relentlessly attacked state Rep. John Bel Edwards all week over the issue of Syrian refugees. “One … Continue reading

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David Vitter’s desperate last stand: He throws his wife under the bus — again

      By Robert Mann Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, down in the polls in his race for Louisiana governor, is struggling to explain away his 2007 prostitution scandal. A race that was once his to lose is one … Continue reading

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Vitter absent from two of three U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on Syria held from 2012 to 2014

By Robert Mann U.S. Senate records show that Sen. David Vitter, who served on that body’s Armed Services Committee from January 2009 to January 2015, missed two of three public committee hearing on Syria held from 2012 through 2014. Vitter, … Continue reading

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Vitter doesn’t want Syrian refugees in Louisiana? He should talk to his wife

By Robert Mann Sen. David Vitter, behind in the polls and desperate for an issue to distract voters from questions about his personal failings, has hit upon a new campaign strategy: Scare the hell out of voters about hordes of Syrian … Continue reading

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How many Syrian refugees are in Louisiana? 14, officials say

From NOLA.com, reporter Michelle Hunter reports: Despite blog posts and social media rumors indicating that thousands of Syrian refugees had already arrived in the New Orleans area, the U.S. State Department reported only 14 Syrian nationals have resettled in Louisiana since … Continue reading

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How a David Vitter loss could hurt Bobby Jindal

By Robert Mann As he no doubt celebrates Sen. David Vitter’s political struggles, Gov. Bobby Jindal probably has mixed feelings. Sure, he and his staff despise Vitter. There’s been no love lost between the two men and their aides for … Continue reading

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