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Vitter runs against Louisiana politicians in governor's race

7 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, November 04 2015 Nov 4, 2015 November 04, 2015 9:45 AM November 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - As he looks for a message to gain ground with voters, Republican candidate for governor David Vitter has returned to a strategy that served him well in past elections: criticizing other politicians.

He's described Baton Rouge as "broken and dysfunctional" and lacking in adult leadership. In his latest ad, he returns to talk of taking away politicians' "perks," as men are showing playing poker in a smoke-filled room and riding in golf carts.

The approach could alienate - or at least irritate - the same elected officials Vitter will need to fix the state's financial problems if he wins the Nov. 21 runoff against Democrat John Bel Edwards.

The Louisiana House Republican Delegation on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Vitter. The Senate's GOP delegation hasn't done the same so far.

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