U.S. Sen. David Vitter is holding meetings on college campuses across Louisiana this week as part of his campaign for governor.
Tuesday, Vitter was slated to meet with top administrators at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and then hold a round-table discussion with a group of student supporters.
He’s scheduled to hold similar meetings Thursday with leaders and students at Louisiana Tech in Ruston and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Per Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign, the meetings are closed to the media — as have been the forums he has held on topics across the state. He has scheduled press briefings after each meeting.
Vitter, a Republican, has been forming Students for Vitter groups on campuses throughout the state, and he’s been touting his plan for higher education, if elected.
Vitter faces Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards in the Oct. 24 election. A runoff will take place Nov. 21, if needed.