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Democrat's Ad in Louisiana Senate Race Includes 'Re-Enactment' of Prostitute Encounter


(AP) — The Democrat in Louisiana's Senate race is airing a documentary-style television ad detailing the prostitution scandal that sent GOP Sen. David Vitter scurrying from public view in 2007.

Rep. Charlie Melancon's campaign won't say how much it's spending on the two-minute ad, which started airing Wednesday on cable systems across the state.

The ad features a grainy black-and-white re-enactment of a man resembling Vitter leaving a motel room. It also includes scenes from the news conference where he admitted to an unspecified "serious sin" after his phone number was found among records of a Washington prostitution ring.

Vitter's campaign has not responded to a request for comment on the ad.

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