Louisiana: Vitter Ends June With $5.5 Million in Bank

Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:26pm

Sen. David Vitter (R) announced Wednesday that his campaign took in more than $1 million during the April-June fundraising quarter.

Almost all of that three-month period fell before revelations that the aide whom Vitter put in charge of handling women’s issues had been arrested for attacking an ex-girlfriend with a knife.

Two June polls showed Vitter ahead of his challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon (D).

On Wednesday, Melancon started pushing harder to try to get female voters riled at Vitter.

His campaign posted an online video featuring the ABC News coverage of Senate aide Brent Furer and footage of Vitter saying he had been aware of the case against Furer.

Vitter’s campaign said it has more than $5.5 million in cash on hand as it goes into the July-September quarter. The Melancon campaign said it would release fundraising figures after the quarter closes.