R. Reese Fuller

Tony Perkins eyes Vitter's seat

by R. Reese Fuller

Politico reports that Tony Perkins may be eyeing U.S. Senate David Vitter's seat. Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, the conservative Christian public policy foundation.

In another interesting development, Vitter has called on Sen. Roland Burris, a Democrat from Illinois, to resign beacuse of "his ethical shortcomings," according to The Hill.
Vitter was connected with a prostitution ring two years ago and dismissed any suggestion of hypocrisy given his own refusal to resign in the wake of that scandal.

"I honestly don't know anybody who would compare these situations," he told The Hill on Tuesday. "They are dramatically different."