At the final Louisiana Senate debate last night, incumbent David Vitter (R) dodged repeated questions about whether he broke the law by soliciting prostitutes in Washington, D.C. and Louisiana.
“[Y]ou can look back, you can continue to write stories in the media about it,” Vitter told moderators. “That’s your decision. It’s a free country. I looked the voters of Louisiana in the eye. I spoke to them sincerely. I think they heard me and I think they understood me. And now I’m looking forward, I’m not looking back.”Vitter tried to refocus the attention on his Democratic rival Charlie Melancon who’s made issue of Vitter’s scandals in hard-hitting TV ads.
“Is that part of your Melancon family values, Charlie?” Vitter asked.
“David, you never had family values,” Melancon replied. “You’ve demonstrated that to America quite keenly.”
The New Orleans Times-Picayune today endorsed Vitter.