The following email press release was issued by Senator David Vitter's office today regarding an endorsement from one of the members of the Louisiana delegation in Washington DC. Congressman Steve Scalise is the Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives and a member of Congress from the New Orleans area.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Luke Bolar
May 18, 2015
Steve Scalise Endorses Vitter for Governor
Former Rep. Bob Livingston also endorsing Vitter
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – David Vitter (R- La.) today announced key endorsements from Louisiana’s First Congressional District. U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston are both endorsing Vitter for Governor.
“Having served with David Vitter in the Louisiana legislature and in Congress, I’ve witnessed firsthand his commitment to the state of Louisiana and his ability to solve critical problems,” said Scalise. “Our state currently faces many important challenges. That's why I am excited to endorse David and see that he is the first candidate for governor to release a bold plan to solve many of the critical problems facing our state.”
“I've known David since he ran for my seat in Congress, and one thing is clear - he will not be outworked," former Rep. Bob Livingston said. "David Vitter stands up for what he believes and fights to get results. I haven't seen anything as substantive and forward thinking as the plan he's been rolling out to take on the challenges at the state level. David is a no nonsense kind of guy and we need his leadership as our next Governor.”
Vitter has also been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany, John Fleming, and Ralph Abraham and Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.