Vitter stops in Lafayette for last minute campaigning - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Vitter stops in Lafayette for last minute campaigning

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAFAYETTE, LA (KPLC) -  Senator David Vitter made a few special stops around the state Saturday to do some last minute campaigning on the 1st primary election day.

Vitter's supporters started the day sign waving in Metairie and eventually made their way to Acadiana for some door to door visits.

The senator, his wife Wendy, his son Jack, among other supporters handed out signs, T-shirts, and pamphlets at each stop they made throughout the day.

As Vitter campaigns for re-election, he said one of his strongest attributes is his push for more fiscal responsibility.

"I think I've been a strong check and balance against the far left Obama administration policy," said Vitter.

One example the senator gave was the action he immediately took against Obamacare earlier this year.

"The day after Obamacare passed, I introduced the leading bill in the senate to repeal Obamacare out right," said Vitter.

Vitter said this is something that will give him the upper hand against his competitors.

"In particular when you compare my record to my main opponent Charlie Melancon, he voted for all of the bailouts," said Vitter. "I voted against all of those things."

Until the next election Vitter said he plans to keep campaigning until November 2nd and to continue sending out this same message.

"I feel I'm strongly against the very liberal Congress and I represent the mainstream views of Louisiana," said Vitter.

The congressional election date is set for November 2nd, 2010.

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