Vitter to run for Louisiana governor

by Mario Trujillo, The Hill
January 22, 2014

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced Tuesday he will run for governor in 2015, a decision many had long expected.

Vitter said he believes he can have a bigger impact on the state from a perch in the governor’s mansion rather than his current Senate seat.

“After much thought, prayer and discussion with Wendy and our children I have decided to run for governor of Louisiana in 2015,” he said in a video announcing his run on his new website.
He added: “I believe as our next governor, I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Louisiana.”

Vitter said an active campaign for governor is a year away. But he would begin by listening to voters. He touted the amount of town halls he has held as a senator.

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