David Vitter was the assumed choice to beat his opponents ahead of the primary elections. Instead, he faltered and demonized his fellow Republican contenders Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. Rather than rally their supporters after the primaries, he lost the endorsement of Jay Dardenne, the current lieutenant governor to Democrat John Bel Edwards,
I’ve been working tirelessly over the past year to take down David Vitter, as have a number of my friends. Today is vindication for all of our hard work.
With all of the scandals surrounding Vitter, it still seemed as if he would still pull off a victory in Louisiana, because he is a Republican.
With the coordinated effort of many liberal activists and writers like my friends Dayne Sherman, Bob Mann, Lamar White and Sean Illing – we managed to take down David Vitter who has also announced he will not run for Senate again.
When I came here five years ago, I didn’t intend to stay long, or to involve myself in Louisiana politics. But after the Tea Party takeover in 2010, I was determined to do something.
Tonight is vindication, Tonight is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people in Louisiana, and they should all be very proud to end the political career of David Vitter,