- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Talk of David Vitter’s prostitution scandal is being revived in the Louisiana governor’s race.

A political action committee launched a TV ad this week reminding voters the Republican U.S. senator, running for governor, was linked to a Washington prostitution ring in 2007.

The 30-second ad says: “We can do better than Vitter.”

Paying for the ad is a PAC called the Louisiana Water Coalition, led by Baton Rouge attorney Laurie Tate, who described herself as a Republican in a news release. She didn’t return calls for comment.

The group formed on Sept. 2, according to an ethics board filing, and hasn’t yet disclosed its donors.

In an email to supporters, Vitter blamed the ad on “liberal trial lawyers” and called it a “gutter campaign against me full of stale attacks.”

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