State of Louisiana Archives: on Families & Children


David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man

Vitter said that he became a stronger person and better family man after receiving forgiveness for a "serious sin" as challengers questioned his personal morality.

Vitter, whose phone number was found in the logs of a Washington, D.C. prostitution ring in 2007, said family remains the "greatest strength" his life, and that the D.C. Madam episode "redoubled my focus on living true to those commitments."

"Obviously I've stumbled in my marriage. Obviously I've committed serious sins that I've talked about in my past," Vitter said.

Melancon said Vitter's questionable character helped motivate him and others to get in the race against the incumbent. "It's about honesty and integrity in Washington and that is one of the key ingredients and the reason why I think everyone got in this race to challenge Mr. Vitter," Melancon said.

Source: NOLA.com coverage of 2010 Louisiana Senate debate Oct 28, 2010

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