By Aaron Blake
The Hill

Former Rep. John Cooksey (R-La.) is in the process of putting together a primary challenge to Sen. David Vitter in 2010, according to a prominent Louisiana political website.

BayouBuzz.com reported Friday that Cooksey’s backers have arranged a drafting movement to encourage him to get in.

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By Daniel Libit
The Politico

Porn star Stormy Daniels and Family Research Council chief Tony Perkins may not have much in common, but they do share this: an interest in David Vitter’s seat.

Vitter, the Republican senator from Louisiana who admitted to “a very serious sin” involving the D.C. Madam prostitution scandal, is up for reelection in 2010.

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By Scott Burns
LSU Reveille

There’s a whore-monger running for Senate in Louisiana.

This candidate has disgraced our state by taking part in sexually perverse activity, eliciting negative scrutiny and directing more detrimental publicity to our state.

And now he’s asking for our vote. Again.

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By Mark Ballard
The Baton Rouge Advocate

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling all over the country to raise money for his 2011 re-election run that, at least at this early date, appears unlikely to attract any serious competitors from the Democratic Party.

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By Matt Williams
WAFB-TV

BATON ROUGE, La – The next U.S. Senate race isn’t until 2010, but already names are surfacing as to who will challenge Republican David Vitter in his re-election bid.

One name that is creating a lot of buzz is adult film actress and Baton Rouge native Stormy Daniels. According to an unscientific online poll by the Baton Rouge Business Report, Daniels comes in second to Vitter with 31 percent of the vote. Vitter had 40 percent. Twenty-nine percent of the 2,200 people who took the survey said they would vote for Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhard, a democrat.

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By Jonathan Tilove
The Times-Picayune

WASHINGTON — Sen. David Vitter, R-La., whose phone calls to a prostitution ring were exposed by an investigator for Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, now faces a potential Senate challenge from adult film star Stormy Daniels, who has asked Flynt to run her campaign.

In a telephone interview Thursday from Tampa, Fla., Daniels said that while Flynt had nothing to do with the “Draft Stormy” boomlet that has drawn her into contemplating the 2010 Louisiana Senate race, “I have reached out to him in the last couple of days that I want to discuss if he wants to be my campaign manager.”

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Stormy Season for Vitter

February 13, 2009

By John Maginnis
LaPolitics Weekly

Normally, this would be called the “silly season” for a U.S. Senate election still 21 months away, but it’s been stormy weather instead for Sen. David Vitter’s re-election bid. The well-publicized effort to draft porn star Stormy Daniels is competing for media attention with Vitter’s re-emergence as a leading conservative voice, following a sex scandal that largely silenced him for a year.

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By Clifton Lee
Tiger Weekly

Louisiana Politics has always been filled with colorful figures and controversy. From the uplifting speeches of Huey P. Long to the public uproar generated by Edwin Edwards and former Ku Klux Clan member David Duke, most people would think the state has seen every conceivable type of politician – until now.

Although it may seem silly or ridiculous to many, nationally known adult film star Stormy Daniels is preparing to enter the 2010 Louisiana Senate race.

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Baton Rouge Business Report

A Daily Report online poll shows that if the U.S. Senate election was today, incumbent David Vitter would get the most votes. Forty percent of the people who responded to the survey say they would vote for Vitter, a Republican running for his second Senate term. Thirty-one percent say they would vote for Stormy Daniels, the porn star from Baton Rouge who is being pushed to run for the seat. Twenty-nine percent say they would vote for Jim Bernhard, president and CEO of the Shaw Group and a former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. More than 2,200 people participated in the survey.

WAFB-TV

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Senator David Vitter could face some unique competition in the next election.

There’s a new website on the internet trying to lure porn star and Baton Rouge native Stormy Daniels into the race.

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