Sen. Vitter Dings Jindal: I’m Not Running For Governor To Get On Duck Dynasty


Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is making one thing clear about his run for governor: it’s not meant to get him on the hit show Duck Dynasty, unlike Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R).

“I will lead. I’m not running for governor as a stepping stoneā€¦I’m not even running to gain a cameo appearance on ‘Duck Dynasty,'” Vitter said according to The Advocate of Louisiana on Monday. The comment was a clear jab at Jindal, who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate and recently appeared on the show.

Vitter made the comments in one of his first wide-ranging interviews since he announced his candidacy for governor in January.

Actually, Duck Dynasty seems to be making a resurgence in politics lately. Zach Dasher, a 36-year old Republican who is the nephew of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, announced Monday that he’s running for Rep. Vance McAllister’s (R-LA) congressional seat.

In December, Robertson, the patriarch of the hit show, found himself in the national spotlight for a long-winded rant against Islamists, “Shintos” and “homosexual behavior.”