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Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

Deputy Whip

Political Highlights: La. House, 1992-99; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
Born: May 3, 1961; New Orleans, La.
Residence: Metairie
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Wendy Baldwin Vitter; four children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1983; Oxford U., B.A. 1985; Tulane U., J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure - Chairman); Judiciary (Constitution; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration and the National Interest; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2010generalDavid Vitter (R) 715,41556.6
Charlie Melancon (D) 476,57237.7
Randall Hayes (LIBERT) 13,9571.1
Michael Brown (NPA) 9,9730.8
Michael Spears (I) 9,1900.7
Ernest Wooton (I) 8,1670.6
R.A. Galan (NPA) 7,4740.6
William McShan (REF) 5,8790.5
William Lang (I) 5,7340.5
Milton Gordon (NPA) 4,8100.4
Thomas LaFargue (I) 4,0430.3
Sam Melton (NPA) 3,7800.3
2004generalDavid Vitter (R) 943,01451.0
Chris John (D) 542,15029.3
John Kennedy (D) 275,82114.9
Arthur Morrell (D) 47,2222.6
Richard Fontanesi (LIBERT) 15,0970.8
R.A. Galan (X) 12,4630.7
Sam Melton (D) 12,2890.7
2002generalDavid Vitter (R) 147,11781.5
Monica Monica (R) 20,26811.2
Robert Namer (R) 7,2294.0
Ian Hawxhurst (I) 5,9563.3
2000generalDavid Vitter (R) 191,37980.5
Michael Armato (D) 29,93512.6
Cary Deaton (D) 10,9824.6
Martin Rosenthal (NL) 3,1291.3
John Simanonok (LIBERT) 2,3851.0
1999special runoffDavid Vitter (R) 61,66150.8
David Treen (R) 59,84949.3
1999specialDavid Treen (R) 36,71925.1
David Vitter (R) 31,74121.7
David Duke (R) 28,05919.2
Monica Monica (R) 22,92815.7
R.H. Strain (D) 16,44611.2
Rob Couhig (R) 9,2956.3
Darryl Ward (D) 7200.5
Patrick Landry (R) 3440.2
S.J. LoCoco (R) 2460.2
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Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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