Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Vitter, center, speaks to reporters after his debate against Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards, in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Even before Republican Sen. David Vitter’s announcement that he would not seek re-election next fall after his loss in the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday night, a number of Pelican State Republicans were already looking at his seat.
Reps. Charles Boustany Jr. and John Fleming, and state Treasurer John Kennedy — all of whom supported Vitter’s campaign — had been hoping for an appointment by Vitter in the event he was elected. Now, they will now have to take their ambitions to the voters. Full story