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Vitter sweeps to Senate seat

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Vitter, Harvard and Oxford educated, ran as a tough-minded conservative, becoming Louisiana's first Republican U.S. senator in modern times.
It was a disastrous night for Democrats who had put the party's full resources and backing behind U.S. Rep. Chris John, the congressman from Acadiana. For his part, John refused to concede, saying he would have a statement later.

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