Skip to comments.(The exempt) Mary Landrieu's election fate could swing U.S. Senate
Posted on 01/25/2014 3:05:58 PM PST by Libloather
In the upcoming U.S. Senate campaign, Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu is facing the most difficult campaign of her career.
This November, Landrieu will have to face an electorate concerned about a weak economy and upset about the Affordable Care Act.
In 2010, Landrieu cast a key vote allowing the healthcare legislation to pass without any Republican support. Louisiana voters have not forgotten about that Senate vote and with a disastrous launch of the Obamacare website, it is not likely they will forget anytime soon.
(Excerpt) Read more at bayoubuzz.com ...
I agree, but when push comes to shove, the fine people of Louisiana always want their Landrieus.
Remember Katrina, too.
Maybe she shouldn’t have rammed it down their throats then. IIRC she was one of the swing votes. I’d gladly trade one safe Dem seat for not having that tyranny on the books and needing to be dealt with. The mere loss of her seat is a pretty light penalty if you ask me. The “law” is still in place.
There are seven States that the Republicans can take:
WV SD and Montana are a sure win.
The other four all have vulnerable Democrats in Red States.
If we take three of the four we have the Senate.
That’s a good one. Dang StarTrek to sus it out.
Don’t forget that she was bought off when they rammed Obamacare through. And note that she is now trying to campaign on opposition to Obamacare, even though she voted for it. The ho of the bayou.
Landrieu has only ever got 52%. That was before she became a lapdog for Obama.
Amen, and if the people of LA can’t get rid of her now, she’s got a job for life
|Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000||Receipts & Pledges to-date: $23,047|
|Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!!|
My take is that three (perhaps 4) are sure wins.
And the reason I put both Arkansas and Montana in there is because our candidate in Montana is 17 points ahead against a pretty well known Democrat, and he’s no idiot. In Arkansas, the recent state senate election in a district Pryor needs to win big on election day, went landslide Republican for the first time in 100 years. Mark Pryor is toast.
So, you need two more. In North Carolina, everyone is slightly ahead of Kay Hagan. Alaska and Louisiana don’t have reliable polling yet so I’ll hold fire there.
But don’t forget we also have our candidate slightly ahead in Michigan, and we’re only 3 points behind Udall in Colorado (and he’s just been embroiled in an intimidation scandal). This is to say nothing of how good our candidates will be against the weak Shaheen in NH and Merkley OR.
I put Iowa in the mix too. Braley’s good, but not unbeatable.
If it ends up a wave election, and pundits are beginning to say it is just starting to move in that direction, we have the potential to make it a bigger win than 2010, on the heels of people losing their employer insurance just weeks before election day.
Even just winning WV, SD, MT, AK, LA, NC, AR, and MI will put us at 54 seats. We’re well positioned, pending the next RNC screwup.
Sarah could settle Alaska. She won’t. John Elway in Co? THAT would settle it. How about Mike Ditka in Ill? Is that bozo re-running-forgot his name.
The one doing best in Colorado is surprisingly Ken Buck, who lost last time by a very slim margin to Bennett. I guess his ‘implosion’ was only in Karl Rove’s mind, because many in the state still seem to like him. In a very bad year, he could topple Udall.
Sarah is passing on Alaska, but we have two savvy politicians running. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and former secretary of something, Dan Sullivan. Treadwell is less trustworthy but Sullivan might be sunk by some scandal involving the release of a sex predator years ago.
Either way, we have a good chance against Begich.
I agree about Arkansas.
North Carolina and Louisiana are definitely winnable.
Michigan is a toss up. Depends who gets their base out.
But without Obama at the top, Republicans have a chance.
For the good of the body...
Great article. My house, in Texas, is a stone’s throw from Louisiana, and I think she’s toast.
Don’t forget Ted: This is a mid-term, “Primary-style” Election. Conservatives rule in these elections. She’s gone bro.; she’s freakin’ gone. She might not even be one of the top two in the run-off.
I’m thinking Alaska will stay in the Dem column. I wish Sarah would have run.
No mention of Texas. Listen to this Texan for a moment please. If we get John Cornyn in a Primary run-off election, he’s toast. Remember Ted Cruz and the well-known, well-funded, well-entrenched Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Go ahead and put Louisiana in the “Sure Win” column. Mary might not even make the run-off. It’s that bad for her down there.