As long expected, a SuperPac with the stated goal of taking down Vitter has surfaced. GumboPac debuted a YouTube video attacking Vitter’s record in Washington — his sponsorship of a bill to limit BP’s exposure after the Macondo blowout, his cozy relationships with D.C. lobbyists (including “convicted criminal Jack Abramoff”) and Wall Street banks, and above all his involvement in a Beltway prostitution scandal.
But really, these guys are just chasing phantoms. These numbers are likely insurmountable.
Vitter has recovered from his involvement in the 2007 “D.C. Madam” scandal, when his phone number turned up in the records of a prostitution ring. It prompted the socially conservative Vitter, who is Roman Catholic, to apologize for a “very serious sin.” He won reelection in 2010 by nearly 20 points and now has a serious chance of winning the governor’s race this year. His unpopularity in the Senate hasn’t translated to his poll numbers: One survey in December showed four in five Republicans viewed him favorably.Also "GumboPAC" is stupid. Do better, guys. Earlier today, a friend suggested "WendyPAC" which has a certain ring.