WASHINGTON — When he's not trying to rein in the big banks, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has his crosshairs set on an entirely different target: Louisiana alligators.
Potential contributors and a few press outlets were given an invitation recently for a $5,000-per-person "Louisiana Bayou Weekend," featuring an alligator hunt and Vitter as the special guest.
"Save your place for this exciting adventure in swamps and bayous of south Louisiana!" the flyer says.
The three-day event — also including Cajun cooking and an "Airboat Swamp Tour" — is being sponsored by The Fund for Louisiana's Future. The super PAC has helped fuel speculation that Vitter, the Senate Banking Committee member who is pushing legislation along with Democrat Sherrod Brown to impose severe capital requirements on the biggest banks, is considering a gubernatorial run.
Vitter's super PAC was founded by Charlie Spies, who was a co-founder of the Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future.