POLITICS
09/07/2010 12:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Louisiana Democratic Party Makes Fundraising Plea To Convert David Vitter Prostitution Video Into TV Ad

The Louisiana Democratic Party is hoping to turn their recently released, highly successful web video highlighting the surprisingly oft-forgotten prostitution scandal of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) into a shorter television ad, and they're asking supporters for a little cash boost in order to do so.

"We need to get Forgotten Crimes on television in Louisiana," the Louisiana Democratic Party writes in a fundraising email. "Plenty of people have seen it on YouTube, but many more will see it if it's on television. Please contribute $10 right now to help us get Forgotten Crimes on the air in Louisiana!"

According to YouTube, the Louisiana Democratic Party's "Forgotten Crimes" web video has received nearly 27,000 views since being posted last week. The video was released in the wake of a poll that implied that somewhere around 35 percent of Louisianans were unaware of Vitter's sexual indiscretions.

The latest round of polling shows Vitter with a sizeble lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Charlie Melancon.

Here's the text of the email from the Louisiana Democratic Party:

Let's Get 'Forgotten Crimes' on Television!

Last week, we released "Forgotten Crimes: Lawmaker, Lawbreaker," a brief documentary looking at how David Vitter broke the law and got away with it. The response to Forgotten Crimes has been unbelievable. Our video has received great press coverage and nearly 30,000 folks have viewed it on the internet! Now, we need your help to take it to the next level. We need to get Forgotten Crimes on television in Louisiana. Plenty of people have seen it on YouTube, but many more will see it if it's on television. Please contribute $10 right now to help us get Forgotten Crimes on the air in Louisiana!

A recent independent poll found that an astonishing number of likely voters in Louisiana are unaware that David Vitter admitted breaking the law but was never held accountable. We need your help to get the truth out.

David Vitter hasn't been honest with Louisiana families, but we think they should know the truth. Can you give $10 right now to help us get Forgotten Crimes on television stations all over Louisiana?

Thanks, Your friends at the Louisiana Democratic Party.

P.S., if you haven't seen "Forgotten Crimes: Lawmaker, Lawbreaker," click here to watch the full video.

Paid for by the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana.

Watch the original cut of "Forgotten Crimes":