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U.S. Sen. Vitter to run for Louisiana governor

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 21, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

BATON ROUGE — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced in a Tuesday email to supporters that he will be a candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race.

"I believe that as our next Governor, I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities we face in Louisiana," the senator said in an email first obtained by The Associated Press from a member of Vitter's staff.

Vitter's announcement ends months of speculation about his intentions, and his decision is expected to influence which other potential candidates enter the race.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is term-limited, so the race is wide open. Vitter can run without forfeiting his Senate seat, which isn't up for re-election until 2016.

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djigoo says... January 21, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

You mean this guy?

htt p://ww w.cbsnews.co m/news/senator-caught-in-dc-madam-scandal/

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... January 21, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

This too could prove to be very interesting.

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FreeSpiritMan says... January 21, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

You know I could care less about his sexcapades, it is the fact he should have to give up his senate seat to run as governor. Just try going to your boss and telling him you are taking off a couple of months to try to get another job, but you will return if you don't get it.
Let us know how that works out for you.
His boss is the electorate of Louisanna.

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djigoo says... January 21, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

I'll miss Piyush Jindal.

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Morgancub says... January 21, 2014 at 10:10 p.m.

Louisiana suffers like Arkansas, severe lack of options !!

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