The FEC has ruled that David Vitter can use some of his campaign funds to pay for legal fees stemming from his involvement in the trial of the late D.C. Madam.
Vitter argued that he would never have been targeted by Palfrey if he had not been a senator, therefore his expenses are a result of his official position.
"I committed a very serious wrong and mistake," Vitter said in a letter to the commission. "My only point is that others who did the same but were not notable were not similarly treated or targeted by the defense in the Palfrey litigation."
Think of this before you contribute to his re-election campaign / legal fund.