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David Vitter

Does David Vitter have something to worry about?

Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana governor as a solid, if not prohibitive, favorite. But Pelican State watchers believe that Vitter's prospects look less certain now than they did six months ago. Does Vitter really have something to worry about? The answer to that question depends on whether you think three recent polls are close to being correct. A March poll by Republican firm Triumph Campaigns showed Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards far ahead of the rest of the field in the Oct. 24 open primary. But a July 27-31 survey by Verne Kennedy's Market Research Insight, another GOP firm, showed Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott...