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Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Louisiana
  • Residence: Metairie
  • Born: May 3, 1961; New Orleans, La.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Wendy Baldwin Vitter; four children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1983; Oxford U., B.A. 1985 (Rhodes scholar); Tulane U., J.D. 1988
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: La. House, 1992-99; U.S. House, 1999-2005; U.S. Senate, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower; Strategic Forces); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Environment & Public Works - Ranking Member; Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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State Information: Louisiana

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general David Vitter (R) 715,415 56.6%
Charlie Melancon (D) 476,572 37.7%
Randall Hayes (LIBERT) 13,957 1.1%
Michael Brown (NPA) 9,973 0.8%
Michael Spears (I) 9,190 0.7%
Ernest Wooton (I) 8,167 0.6%
R.A. Galan (NPA) 7,474 0.6%
William McShan (REF) 5,879 0.5%
William Lang (I) 5,734 0.4%
Milton Gordon (NPA) 4,810 0.4%
Thomas LaFargue (I) 4,043 0.3%
Sam Melton (NPA) 3,780 0.3%
2004 general David Vitter (R) 943,014 51%
Chris John (D) 542,150 29.3%
John Kennedy (D) 275,821 14.9%
Arthur Morrell (D) 47,222 2.6%
Richard Fontanesi (LIBERT) 15,097 0.8%
R.A. Galan (X) 12,463 0.7%
Sam Melton (D) 12,289 0.7%
1998 general John B. Breaux (D) 620,502 64%
Jim Donelon (R) 306,616 31.6%
Raymond Brown (X) 12,203 1.2%
Sam Houston Melton Jr. (D) 9,893 1%
Darryl Paul Ward (R) 7,964 0.8%
L.D. "NOTA" Knox Sr. (X) 6,366 0.6%
Jeffrey H. Diket (LIBERT) 3,227 0.3%
Martin A. Rosenthal (NL) 2,394 0.2%
1992 general John B. Breaux (D)   unopposed
1986 general John B. Breaux (D) 723,586 52.8%
W. Moore (R) 646,311 47.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 39.93% John McCain: 58.56%
2012 : 40.58% : 57.78%
2004 John Kerry: 42% George W. Bush: 57%
2000 Al Gore: 45% George W. Bush: 53%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 40%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 54%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 38% :

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