by Quin Hillyer

A year ago, the Louisiana Democratic party seemed as dead as its allegedly habitual voters from New Orleans cemeteries. Yet with a governor’s race quickening to its November 21 conclusion, Republican senator David Vitter is proving the Democrats’ greatest necromancer.

Vitter, buffeted by multiple controversies, is trailing in polls by 11 to 20 points his Democratic opponent, John Bel Edwards, the minority leader in the Louisiana house and a West Point graduate who uses his military background to feign a conservatism his record belies…..

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