Speaking to supporters at the Ruston/Lincoln Chamber of Commerce on North Vienna, Vitter said he was accelerating his campaign, and touted his polling and fundraising.
Said Vitter, “We’re raising money effectively. We have about $4.7 million cash on hand, and that is about the same as all our opponents combined.”
He added, “We have a great lead (in polling), somewhere around 35%. Then the Democrat in the race, John Bel Edwards is around 28%, maybe 30%.
Vitter also promised to be accessible and to avoid “living in a bubble.”
Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains noted that even though Vitter was a South Louisiana Congressman, he always would see him whenever he visited Washington.
Said Skains, “I’ve never – and I’ve frequented his office many times – has he ever failed not to see me.”