Louisiana: Democrats Want Voters to Recall Vitter Scandal

Posted April 28, 2010 at 6:38pm

The Louisiana Democratic Party on Wednesday launched a new website,
forgottencrimes.com, that may be the most blatant attempt yet to put the 2007 “D.C. madam” scandal front and center in the re-election campaign of Sen. David Vitter (R).

The party is promising a series of videos and released a promotional clip edited in a television news magazine format. Here’s the narrative, from the party’s news release: “A prominent Louisiana politician caught up with prostitution scandals in Washington, DC and New Orleans. Held accountable by no one … until now.

“Our investigators have hit the streets from Capitol Hill to the French Quarter to find out the whole story. And what they have discovered may shock you.”

Vitter’s likely Democratic opponent, Rep. Charlie Melancon, so far has allowed the state party to take the lead on making that three-year-old scandal a campaign issue.