Rather than being miffed that Gov. Bobby Jindal is mimicking his efforts to court conservative candidates, U.S. Sen. David Vitter told supporters Tuesday that he is donating $10,000 to the governor's new cause.
"I'm hopeful it signals a bolder, more engaged Bobby already," Vitter, R-La., wrote sup-porters in an email.
Vitter added that he will ensure that his six-year-old Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority coordinates with the Louisiana GOP fundraising efforts that Jindal is backing to create a more conservative Legislature.
The senator also shared a handwritten note that he sent the governor.
"Congrats on your decision to help the Republican Party elect more strong conservatives to the Legislature," Vitter scrawled on stationary decorated with a drawing of the U.S. Capitol.