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David Vitter

'Inevitable governor' Vitter not so inevitable now

When Sen. David Vitter launched his campaign to become Louisiana's 56th governor last January, he was viewed by some as "the inevitable governor" _ as close to a front-runner as one can be in the state's "jungle primary."tmpplchld But as voters prepare to head to the polls on Oct. 24, that shine of inevitability has mostly disappeared.tmpplchld Two polls released in the past week _ one by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, the other by The Advocate/WWL-TV _ have Vitter essentially tied with state Rep. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. Both had support in the 20 percent range. In both polls, the two other Republicans in the race, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne...