David Vitter wants to be the next governor of Louisiana

Louisiana's junior senator wants to be the successor to incumbent Gov. Bobby Jindal

Published January 21, 2014 9:10PM (EST)

  (Reuters/Sean Gardner)
(Reuters/Sean Gardner)

After nearly a decade in the U.S. Senate, Louisiana's David Vitter — known to most Americans as a former big fan of prostitutes — is ready to leave Washington, D.C. He's got a new destination in mind: Baton Rouge.

Vitter announced on Tuesday that he would be seeking to replace the term-limited incumbent (and possible 2016 presidential aspirant) Bobby Jindal. The outgoing senator marked the occasion by launching a campaign website as well as an online video.

In the video, Vitter implies that he'll be more effective for Louisiana voters as governor than he is as a senator, saying the new position would provide him with "many more tools ... to do things right."

You can watch Vitter's announcement video below:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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