U.S. Senator David Vitter announces intent to run for LA Governor

U.S. Senator David Vitter
U.S. Senator David Vitter

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Out of New Orleans Tuesday, a political heavyweight announces his intent to run for Governor. U.S. Senator David Vitter's run for the mansion stirs the political pot from Baton Rouge to Washington.

Vitter made his announcement in an email sent to supporters. He intends to be the next Governor of Louisiana.

"I don't need a great title I've got one already. I already have a great job. I'm doing this as my last political job. Elected or appointed," said Vitter.

After months of speculation over his candidacy, Vitter finally took the plunge and according to political analysts, immediately is considered the front runner.

"It's going to be interesting and David Vitter adds a lot of pizzazz. The national media will be fascinated with Louisiana politics again. I think we have to give David Vitter his due from 2007 when the prostitution scandal evolved it looked like he was toast, but he's not toast it looks like he's alive and well he's never lost an election. He's got to be considered at this point the front runner for 2015," said Political Analyst Jim Engster.

His colleague in the senate, Mary Landrieu, saw this announcement as a chance to take a shot at Jindal and Vitter.

"Well I say the people are going to decide and I hope the people will choose someone who will advance the economic interest of the state as opposed to their own political interest which I think is unfortunately what Governor Jindal has done," said Senator Mary Landrieu.

Jindal was complimentary of his fellow Republican, saying Vitter has done wonders in educational reform in Louisiana and the fight against Obamacare and education reform.

"In terms of the politics of the race it's far too early for me to be making an endorsement or be thinking about making an endorsement, for him or any other candidate. I'm sure there will be a number of candidates that will express their interest in running for this office. But I will say I have enjoyed working with him on these two very important issues," said Jindal.

Senator David Vitter will be on 9 News This Morning Wednesday morning.

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