Ethics complaint against Vitter dropped

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The Senate Ethics Committee Thursday dismissed a watchdog group's complaint against U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., on his alleged involvement with a prostitute.

Jury receives D.C. Madam prostitution case

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Jurors in a federal courtroom in Washington began deliberating Monday in the so-called D.C. Madam case in which an escort service was accused of prostitution.

'D.C Madam' jury selection starts

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in Washington in the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, better known as the "D.C. Madam," accused of running a prostitution ring.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

FEC levies $30,000 in penalties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Elections Commission recently completed investigating 12 cases, resulting in civil penalties in two matters and no action in others.

U.S. funds earmarked for anti-Darwin group

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter earmarked $100,000 for a group, headed by former political associates, that opposes teaching evolution in schools.

Lie detector backs up hooker on Vitter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Publisher Larry Flynt said Tuesday the New Orleans prostitute who claims U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., as a customer passed a lie detector test.

Katrina anniversary noted in rural parish

CHALMETTE, La., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The rural coastal Louisiana parish of St. Bernard Wednesday observed the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation with optimism and promises.

D.C. Madam: Navy officer was an escort

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The woman who has become notorious as the "D.C. Madam" says a female Navy officer stationed in Annapolis worked for her escort service.

La. senator denies prostitution allegation

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said this week that an allegation linking him to several New Orleans prostitutes is completely unfounded. The junior Louisiana senator, who previously admitted to having ties with the "D.C. Madam," said he did not have a rel

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LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. elected officials caught in extramarital affairs don't suffer much voter backlash, under the right circumstances, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Hustler says it leaked senate sex scandal

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Hustler magazine is taking credit for leaking the news that U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was a client of "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

D.C. Madam releases phone records

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The public release of phone records belonging to alleged Washington D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey has some working overtime in the dig for dirt.

La. senator on D.C. Madam's list

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., offered up an apology Monday for his phone number turning up in the records of the so-called D.C. Madam.
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David Vitter
Wendy Vitter, wife of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, speaks to reporters at a hotel in Metairie, Louisiana, July 16, 2007. Vitter apologized again for "a serious sin in my past," a week after phone records showed he had contacted the D.C. madam. The couple refused to answer questions after their brief statements. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)

David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives, first elected in 1999, representing the suburban Louisiana's 1st congressional district, Vitter was elected to the Senate in 2004.

Vitter was born and reared in New Orleans. He attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies and Tulane University for law school in addition to winning a Rhodes Scholarship to University College, Oxford. He served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives before entering the U.S. House.

Vitter has identified himself as a political conservative throughout his political career. His legislative agenda includes positions ranging from pro-life to pro-gun rights while legislating against gambling, same-sex marriage, federal funding for abortion providers, increases in the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the United Nations, and amnesty for America's illegal immigrants. Vitter's stated positions include a balanced budget constitutional amendment, abolishing the federal and state estate tax, increasing local police forces, and an assortment of health care, tax and national defense reforms.

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