"And because he's not a career politician and has never supported the Obama agenda, David Vitter isn't beholden to the special interests in Washington, D.C., or in Baton Rouge, LA." — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a fundraising letter sent out Jan. 8.
Not a career politician? Vitter first was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives at the age of 30 and has held elected office the 23 years since, as a state representative, a congressman and a U.S. Senator. And if Vitter has his way, he'll be the next governor of Louisiana.