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La.ís Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support
Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 9:04 AM EST | Bill Barrow

Posted on 02/23/2014 10:16:34 AM PST by Olog-hai

Democrat Mary Landrieu’s quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state.

The daughter and sister of New Orleans mayors, that’s been Landrieu’s re-election strategy since 2002, when her donors included a Baton Rouge physician named Bill Cassidy—now her Republican challenger in this year’s midterm elections.

Replicating that winning formula could depend on what matters more to voters: Landrieu’s growing ability to help Louisiana’s oil and gas industry through her recent promotion to chairwoman of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee or her unapologetic vote for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; abortion; billcassidy; deathpanels; dncstrategy; election2014; election2016; la2014; louisiana; marylandrieu; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 02/23/2014 10:16:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Translation: Find a “libertarian”, secretly fund him/her, then siphon off enough of the GOP vote to win.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:19:55 AM PST by Kolath
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To: Olog-hai

AP pimps for Landrieu


3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:20:57 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Olog-hai

She IMPOSED OBAMACARE upon Louisiana citizens, there was a war fought once that was mostly about slavery, I’d say the people of LA don’t want to go back to that system!! NO Thanks!


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:22:00 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why should anyone in Louisiana want to vote for her is a mystery. Not only did she vote for Obamacare, but her vote was bought with special favors from the White House.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 10:24:24 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Kolath

LA has an open primary system which prevents that sort of thing. All states should adopt it.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 10:28:44 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Olog-hai

The people of Louisiana are the only ones who have a voice in this, and I hope they make it heard, and work on behalf of her opponent(s). That said, wouldn’t it be great if her opponents TV ads were filled with the sound of ducks?


7 posted on 02/23/2014 10:30:12 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought her phone system was broken???


8 posted on 02/23/2014 10:31:56 AM PST by GraceG
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To: rhinohunter
How does an open primary stop a third party “libertarian” from bleeding off Republican votes in a general election?
9 posted on 02/23/2014 10:32:17 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: GraceG

Mary has one chance of pulling this out: If 125% of registered African-Americans vote, and she gets 145% of their vote..


10 posted on 02/23/2014 10:33:31 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey good folks of Louisiana,
please don’t continue to look foolish by re-electing Mary Landrieu.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 10:36:06 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: ken5050
"Mary has one chance of pulling this out: If 125% of registered African-Americans vote, and she gets 145% of their vote.."

THAT my friend, is LA election math. They could teach Chicago how to fix an election....

12 posted on 02/23/2014 10:39:24 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Kolath
Exactly!

She votes lockstep Democrat for 6 years and then she wants to run as someone who is only concerned about Louisiana and not politics.

13 posted on 02/23/2014 10:48:02 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not just run on your record, Mary? Oh, right....


14 posted on 02/23/2014 10:48:11 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rhinohunter

I don’t think you understand how the open primary system works.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:51 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet the GOP bails her out and sandbags the Republican candidate.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:55 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: rhinohunter
LA has an open primary system which prevents that sort of thing. All states should adopt it.

The trouble with the open primary system is that everyone and his brother can throw their hats into the ring. When you have half a dozen candidates splitting the middle range of the vote you wind up with the two extremes going into the runoff. That's how Edwin Edwards (the crook) wound up running, and winning, against David Duke (the racist). More votes were collectively cast for those candidates in the middle, who were eliminated by the open primary, than either of the two finalists drew.

17 posted on 02/23/2014 10:55:53 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: nickcarraway

You raise a question: Who is running against her? You can’t beat somebody with nobody.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 10:58:07 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: nickcarraway

IOW, does Bill Cassidy have a chance?


19 posted on 02/23/2014 10:58:59 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Pikachu_Dad

NRSC pimps for Landrieu.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:31 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

La.’s Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support
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And, she will get it; just to keep a Conservative from winning. But, we don’t call them Independents anymore. We call the “RINOs”.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:03 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: The Great RJ

Why should anyone in Louisiana want to vote for her is a mystery.
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It’s not a “mystery”, it’s “Demographics”. If it wasn’t for New Orleans, no Landrieu or Democrat would ever win a state-wide election in Louisiana.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 11:07:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: rhinohunter

How will an Open Primary prevent it? I hope you’re right, but, if the Liberal Pubbies think that she has a chance of being defeated by a Tea Party-style Conservative rather than one of their guys, they will vote for her. They hate us that badly. Or, if she is in a run-off with anyone other than a RINO, the RINO lovers, who say they are Republicans, will vote for her. Am I right or wrong?


23 posted on 02/23/2014 11:09:37 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Olog-hai

If LA reelects this fat member of a corrupt family, I will be very disappointed.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 11:16:01 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Din Maker

In the open primary system, Soros would be wasting his money by bankrolling a libturd candidate who would not make it to the runoff.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 11:17:37 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Olog-hai

The other item that may impact this race is that the primary isn’t until Nov. 4
which for the rest of us is general election day. So there is a lot of potential
for things to arise to impact the race.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:27 AM PST by deport
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To: Olog-hai
If any republican in LA votes for this pig faced, neuron challenged, silver spooned, 0bama sycophant well then, they should be hung.

Just sayin'.

5.56mm

27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:22:09 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: MileHi

How does an open primary stop a third party “libertarian” from bleeding off Republican votes in a general election?

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The LA Primary is really a ‘jungle primary’ in which all candidates no matter which
party, independents, others, etc all are listed on the ballot. The winner must
get 50% +1 vote to win. If that doesn’t occur then the runoff is between the top
two voter getters regardless of which party they are in.

The primary occurs on Nov. 4, with a runoff if needed occurring on Dec. 6.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 11:28:41 AM PST by deport
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To: Olog-hai

She needs to contact her boy Hussein, aka the antiCHRIST, to show her the way to hell, and then go there!


29 posted on 02/23/2014 11:42:40 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Great RJ
Not only did she vote for Obamacare, but her vote was bought with special favors from the White House.

The Louisiana Purchase!

30 posted on 02/23/2014 11:48:12 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: deport

Thanks.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 12:10:14 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: JSDude1

And I don’t recall her asking for, or needing, GOP support to do that. The act was “deemed” to have passed in her shop, and then shoved down, I mean rammed up our...well, you get the point.

Will she, in turn, support GOP efforts if re-elected?


32 posted on 02/23/2014 12:19:13 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Olog-hai

Keep looking.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 1:04:14 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: The Great RJ; JSDude1

Landrieu has been a political name in Louisiana for decades. I doubt it will change anytime soon.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 3:09:22 PM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: MileHi; rhinohunter
How does an open primary stop a third party “libertarian” from bleeding off Republican votes in a general election?

Because there is a runoff if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. It would work just as well to have Georgia's system that has separate primaries but if the result on election night has no candidate with an absolute majority, a runoff election is held. That's how Coverdale beat incumbent senator Wyche Fowler in 1992. An open primary often just gets the two most wishy washy centrists into a runoff.

35 posted on 02/23/2014 3:37:20 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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