Even though Republican US Senator David Vitter is leaving office at the end of this year, he’s still holding town hall meetings across the state getting feedback from voters. Vitter held a town hall meeting in Ascension parish this morning, and he will have another one today in Rapides parish. Vitter says he’s hearing primarily about jobs and highway improvements.
“Infrastructure, highways, traffic is always at the top of the list. Around the state, economic development, building good jobs is important,” Vitter said.
Vitter says during his final year in office he will be focusing on chemical safety reform and improving infrastructure access. He says he still plans on getting out of politics once his term ends in January.
“I’m going to go in the private sector. I don’t know the details of that yet. I have a lot of time to figure that out, but I’m looking forward with my family to a whole new chapter of our lives,” Vitter said.
There are eight well-known candidates that are running for the open seat. Vitter doesn’t plan on making any endorsements for the US Senate race until after the primaries.
“I expect to support the Republican in the runoff, assuming there is one Republican versus one Democrat. There are many good candidates in the race,” Vitter said.