David Vitter is a first term Republican U.S. Senator from Louisiana.
Elected to that office in 2004 to fill the seat left open by the retirement of John Breaux after campaigning on Louisiana Family Values, Vitter was embarrassed by the revelation that his telephone number was one of the many released by the firm Pamela Martin & Associates, a Washington DC escort service operated by Miz Julia or Pamela Jeane Palfrey. Federal prosecutors have alleged that Palfrey's firm provided $300 per hour prostitutes. In February 2007 a Federal grand jury indicted her on federal racketeering charges. The telephone numbers were released in what appears retaliation for the unfairness of prosecuting sex workers but not the elites who use their services.
In addition to Vitter's admission that he had sinned in the past by using the services provided by Pamela Martin & Associates, a New Orleans brothel owner has asserted that the Senator was a client during the mid-1990s. Source: Kate Moran and Martha Carr. New Orleans Times-Picayune. July 10, 2007. News Report
Before the Sex ScandalEdit
From 1999 to 2004 Vitter represented Louisiana's 1st Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He was first elected to this seat by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Robert L. Livingston, Jr.
Vitter graduated from Harvard University, attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship and earned a law degree from Tulane University. Vitter and his wife Wendy have four children.