Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, will run for re-election in 2010. AP reports that Vitter will hold a fundraiser next week for his campaign. The event will be headlined by popular Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential Republican nominee for President in 2012.
Vitter refused to resign in July of last year when reports linking him to the late DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, surfaced. His phone number was disclosed by Palfrey. Palfrey committed suicide in May.
Vitter made news today by calling the auto bailout "ass backward". This post from Wonkette's Jim Newell deftly handles the comedy radiating from that choice of words. Vitter and fellow Republican Senators Jim DeMint, Richard Shelby, John Ensign, and Tom Coburn plan to mount an effort to block the legislation.