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Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

Deputy Whip


Biography
Political Highlights: La. House, 1992-99; U.S. House, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
Born: May 3, 1961; New Orleans, La.
Residence: Metairie
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Wendy Baldwin Vitter; four children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1983; Oxford U., B.A. 1985; Tulane U., J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower; Strategic Forces); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Environment & Public Works; Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalDavid Vitter (R) 715,41556.6
Charlie Melancon (D) 476,57237.7
Randall Hayes (LIBERT) 13,9571.1
Michael Brown (NPA) 9,9730.8
Michael Spears (I) 9,1900.7
Ernest Wooton (I) 8,1670.6
R.A. Galan (NPA) 7,4740.6
William McShan (REF) 5,8790.5
William Lang (I) 5,7340.5
Milton Gordon (NPA) 4,8100.4
Thomas LaFargue (I) 4,0430.3
Sam Melton (NPA) 3,7800.3
2004generalDavid Vitter (R) 943,01451.0
Chris John (D) 542,15029.3
John Kennedy (D) 275,82114.9
Arthur Morrell (D) 47,2222.6
Richard Fontanesi (LIBERT) 15,0970.8
R.A. Galan (X) 12,4630.7
Sam Melton (D) 12,2890.7
2002generalDavid Vitter (R) 147,11781.5
Monica Monica (R) 20,26811.2
Robert Namer (R) 7,2294.0
Ian Hawxhurst (I) 5,9563.3
2000generalDavid Vitter (R) 191,37980.5
Michael Armato (D) 29,93512.6
Cary Deaton (D) 10,9824.6
Martin Rosenthal (NL) 3,1291.3
John Simanonok (LIBERT) 2,3851.0
Roll Call Vitals

4th

Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

29,292

Twitter Followers (@davidvitter)

Sen. David Vitter has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.