Republican Senator Vitter to run for Louisiana governor

Sen. David Vitter speaks to reporters outside the Capitol about the government shutdown in WashingtonSenator David Vitter announced on Tuesday he plans to run for governor of Louisiana in 2015, saying he thinks he can help the people of his state more from the governor’s office than from Capitol Hill. Vitter, a conservative Republican, made his announcement in a YouTube video. “I believe that as our next governor I can have a bigger impact addressing the unique challenges and opportunities that we face in Louisiana – helping us fully reach our full potential,” Vitter said. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1999.

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