Bad news for donors who contributed to Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter's reelection campaign!
Turns out that your money won't be used to pay the Senator's legal fees in his prostitution scandal. The Federal Election Commission yesterday ruled against Vitter's request that he be allowed to reimburse himself for past and future legal expenses related to the case.
Now, I know what you're thinking: When you give your money to a candidate for office, you don't want it spent on running an effective campaign, creating good policy positions, reaching out to new voters, and generally doing the people's work.
You want it spent defending that candidate for nailing high-priced D.C. prostitutes!
I'm actually amazed by how effectively this scandal has been swept under the rug. You never hear about Vitter's sexual antics, while Mark Foley, Larry Craig, and Elliot Spitzer are all household names for their transgressions.
Hold on, dammit, that's the same thing as Vitter! What the hell?
Well, if Vitter can't use those campaign funds to defend himself, I guess he'll just have to use them to run for reelection in 2010.
Tags: David Vitter, Louisiana, Senate