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Vitter Draws Light To Prostitution Scandal In New Ad [VIDEO]

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

Sen. David Vitter released an ad Monday shedding light on his notorious 2007 prostitution scandal just days before Louisiana’s gubernatorial runoff election.

While the Republican politician doesn’t speak directly of his transgressions in the 30-second spot, titled “Hard Times,” he is clearly firing back at his Democratic opponent, state Rep. John Bel Edwards’ recent attack ad claiming he “chose prostitutes over patriots.”

“Fifteen years ago, I failed my family, but found forgiveness and love,” Vitter says to the camera while sitting at kitchen table. “I learned that our falls aren’t what define us, but rather how we get up, accept responsibility and earn redemption.”

“Now Louisiana has fallen on hard times: a budget crisis, low wages, failing schools,” he continued. “You know me. I’m a fighter. And as your governor, I’ll get up every day to fight for you for a much better, stronger Louisiana.”

Vitter just made the cutoff for the race, just skating by his opponents who also went after him for his personal life during his more-difficult-than-anticipated primary.

Recent polls have him  coming in 14 points ahead of Bel Edwards in the race to replace presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal.

Elections will take place on Nov. 21.

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