We reported last week that Humane USA PAC (the HSUS money donor) had already contributed $5,000 to Sen. Vitter, one of the top amounts listed in FEC disclosures for the 2010 election cycle.
As announced on NOLA.com, not only has Sen. Vitter won endorsement of the Humane Society, but it's political arm Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) began running a TV commercial in the New Orleans area Tuesday.
Michael Markarian, HSLF president, said the group plans to spend $88,000 over the next two weeks running the ad, which also praises Vitter for co-sponsoring legislation to increase federal regulation of "puppy mills."
Markarian also said HSLF has issued endorsements in about 300 races around the country, but that Louisiana's Senate race is one of only four contests where they are running TV ads. The others are U.S. House races in California, Michigan and Ohio.
This announcement leaves no doubt how important Vitter is to the HSUS agenda. Vitter sponsored S3424 Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (PUPS) a bill that subjects home breeders and rescuers of dogs to USDA licensure and its 60+ pages of regulations.