Exiting Sen. Vitter leaves guidebook for his successor
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leaving a guidebook for the person who will follow him into office.
The Republican incumbent, who isn't seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot, sent major candidates in the Senate race the comprehensive, 102-page guidebook .
The document includes information about how he handled town hall meetings, flag and tour requests, satellite office hours and constituent communications.
It outlines how to connect people to government agencies that handle individual problems, like issues with Social Security payments and veterans' affairs. Vitter's guide offers tips for using social media and Senate rules for mass mailings.
One chapter describes types of federal grant programs. Another walks through the nomination process for the U.S. Military, Naval and Air Force academies. The guide includes sample media advisories and town hall notices.