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Senator (Class 3)

Louisiana

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2005

ends in 2017

Biography

David Bruce Vitter[1] (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing the suburban Louisiana’s 1st congressional district. He served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives before entering the U.S. House.
He won a second Senate term in 2010, defeating a Democratic challenge from U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville, the seat of Assumption Parish. In the Republican primary held on August 28, 2010, Vitter handily defeated former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet D. Traylor of Monroe, formerly from Winnsboro.
In July 2007, Vitter was identified as a client of a prostitution service during the DC Madam scandal.

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