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Latest Vitter ad for governor features 'Duck Dynasty' star

6 years 2 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, November 12 2015 Nov 12, 2015 November 12, 2015 2:20 PM November 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Republican David Vitter has turned to reality TV star Willie Robertson to try to help him move past a years-old prostitution scandal that has been revived in the Louisiana governor's race. 

Robertson, one of the bearded men of "Duck Dynasty," is featured in Vitter's latest TV ad, which begins airing Thursday in some Louisiana markets. 

The two men, dressed in camouflage, are standing in front of a hunting vehicle as Robertson says of Vitter: "I know he's made some mistakes, but who hasn't? The whole story of the Bible is about redemption. I'm concerned about our state."

Vitter, a U.S. senator who faces Democrat John Bel Edwards in the Nov. 21 runoff, apologized in 2007 for a "serious sin" after he was linked through phone records to Washington's "D.C. Madam."

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