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Senator David Vitter survived his 2007 admission that he had
consorted with a prostitute after his name appeared on the call list of Deborah
Jeane Palfrey, the so-called D.C. Madam. The Louisiana Republican made a public
apology with his wife, and the Senate Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint
against him because the alleged conduct occurred before he was elected to the
Senate. He was re-elected in 2010.
on March 7, 2012.