Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) went alligator hunting this weekend, and posed with his exploits for a photo posted to Facebook.
“Enjoyed the gator hunt in the bayou this weekend,” read the caption.
The event was hosted by the Fund for Louisiana’s Future, a super PAC supporting the Louisiana Republican’s re-election or possible gubernatorial bid in the next few years, according to the Sunlight Foundation. The group raised $750,000 in the first six months of the year, Roll Call reported in June.
More on the law regulating Vitter and the super PAC from the Sunlight Foundation:
It’s easy to get confused, because while super PACs and the candidates they support are not allowed to coordinate how the money is spent, they can get together to raise it. The only catch for our happy hunters: Vitter can’t solicit more money than he’s legally allowed to raise for his own campaign committee.
The folks pulling the levers for the super PAC, on the other hand, are free to solicit donations in unlimited amounts for their own cause. And that cause happens to be promoting Sen. David Vitter.