Louisiana Sen. David Vitter will spend several days this fall raising money for an outside group set up to support him in both state and federal elections, fueling speculation that the Republican may be preparing to run for governor in 2015.
The Fund for Louisiana’s Future will host a $5,000-a-head “Louisiana Bayou Weekend” to benefit the independent expenditure organization, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.Continue Reading
Vitter will appear at the event, which will run from Sept. 5 to 7. The invitation advertises “Cajun cooking,” an “airboat swamp tour” and an all-caps-worthy “ALLIGATOR HUNT.”
The invitation lists Courtney Guastella, a former finance director for Vitter’s Senate campaign, as the point of contact for attendees. The group’s chairman and treasurer is Charlie Spies, the former head of the Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future.
Spies said there’s “no way to draw conclusions” about Vitter’s plans based on the