Wendy Vitter makes campaign stop in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - One of the women hoping to become Louisiana's next first lady made a stop in Lake Charles Thursday to stump for her husband.

With only two days left in the governor's race, Wendy Vitter attended a luncheon hosted by the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana at Reeves Uptown Catering.

"One of the reasons I'm here (is) the polls are moving in our direction tremendously. The gap has closed tremendously. We are neck-and-neck and one of the biggest areas of movement is Southwest Louisiana," she said.

Vitter said with little sleep, she has spent the past week campaigning across the state.

"Pointing out the differences between the candidates because there are stark differences between my husband's record, his conservative reform record and his opponents liberal record. Just on the issues those differences are glaring and so people are focusing on those issues," she said .

A new issue in the campaign are the Syrian refugees. Sen. David Vitter wants to block them from coming to Louisiana. Catholic Charities in New Orleans has helped bring about dozen refugees to the state, and  Wendy Vitter is an attorney for the Arch Diocese of New Orleans.

"Catholic Charities obviously is a catholic mission service that serves ministry to people in need but not even Catholic Charities, they don't make the policy. They are administering a policy of the Obama administration. It's President Barack Obama's policy. It is not Catholic Charities policy and I can guarantee it's not Wendy Vitter's policy," she said.

Making a final plea in Southwest Louisiana, before the election showdown this Saturday.

"I'm asking for help though. It's all about get out the vote right now," said Vitter.

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