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  • Mary Landrieu Campaign: Using 'Hate' TV ads against Bill Cassidy

    11/25/2014 8:23:31 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    TV Ads aired by Mary Landrieu after November 4th Election | 25-November-2014 | vanity based on Campaign ads
    At least one of the ADs can be found at The RealBillCassidy.com website The other is based on 'pieces' of video of Cassidy from Google. There is not much on 'Campaign Issues' in these ads, which is truly said. Maybe Mary Landrieu is banking on the STUPIDITY of Voters in these ads. Though there is a Bill Cassidy AD (not by Bill Cassidy) that pokes fun at Mary Landrieu using a Spelling Bee, this ad is based on the issues. Mary Landrieu is portrayed in a professional way with no 'funny pictures' of Mary. On the other hand, the Landrieu...
  • Hillary Clinton hosting New York fundraiser for Mary Landrieu

    11/25/2014 4:53:11 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hosting a New York City fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Monday. snip Clinton, who campaigned at a New Orleans rally for Landrieu before just before the Nov. 4 primary, is hosting the Landrieu fundraiser at the home of long-time Clinton supporters Sarah and Victory Kovner. Tickets range from $1,000 to $12,600, with proceeds going to Landrieu's Senate campaign, the Louisiana Democratic Party and Landrieu's political action committee. Clinton, the former First Lady and New York senator, is the current frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. snip
  • Rotten News For Mary From The Early Voting Statistics (Louisiana Senate Runoff)

    11/25/2014 12:29:10 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 25, 2014 | Scott McKay
    Speaking of our buddy John Couvillon, whose polls of the 6th District and Senate races we posted about yesterday, here was an interesting email he circulated after analyzing the voting patterns from Saturday’s early voting results (Saturday was the first day of early voting in advance of the Dec. 6 runoffs)… Republicans started off early voting on a good note yesterday: (1) 49263 early voted yesterday (28% more than the early vote on the first day of primary early voting), and the racial breakdown was 72-26% white/black (it was 67-31% on Day 1 in the primary); (2) The partisan breakdown...
  • Graves And Cassidy Will Annihilate Edwards And Landrieu, Say Couvillon Polls

    11/24/2014 10:19:02 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2014 | Scott McKay
    Our buddy John Couvillon was the pollster for Paul Dietzels campaign, so he counts as an independent, if Republican, pollster when he reports some fresh numbers in the 6th District runoff. Couvillon released the results of his survey, which was conducted on Nov. 17, on Friday. The sample included 793 respondents from households which had voted in the Nov. 4 primary, and it matches the electorate from that primary about as closely as possible. The demographic breakdown of the respondents was 76-20% white/black, while the party registration of respondents was 42-39% Democratic (19% Independents) in the November primary, the...
  • Bill Cassidys low-key strategy seems to be working

    11/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PST · by topher · 17 replies
    The Morning Advocate [Baton Rouge Newspaper] ^ | 22-November-2014 | by gregory roberts
    Washington Chances are that Republican Bill Cassidy doesnt consult an actual game plan that spells out how he can unseat Democrat Mary Landrieu in the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana that will be decided Dec. 6. But if he were doing so, it could read something like this: For the Nov. 4 open primary, establish a position as the best-financed, mainstream Republican candidate to fend off any tea party challenge.
  • Hail Mary Landrieu falls flat

    11/22/2014 5:26:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieus (D) campaign in the Louisiana Senate runoff election has fallen flat. The endangered Democrats Hail Mary effort to convince the Senate to approve the Keystone pipeline failed, undercutting her argument that she should be returned to the Senate for her clout. She's fallen back on an advertising strategy that seeks to portray her GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (La.), as bumbling and incompetent. But nearly three weeks into their final faceoff, it is Cassidy who is ahead in the polls, and Democrats who are worried that Landrieus efforts are falling short. It didnt work before, and if...
  • (Rasmussen) Poll: Cassidy up 15 points on Landrieu

    11/22/2014 9:57:15 AM PST · by abb · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up a 15-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race, according to a new poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen. Cassidy takes 56 percent support in the poll to Landrieus 41. Its the second poll released this week by a conservative outlet to show Cassidy with a double-digit lead. A Vox Populi poll released on Wednesday showed Cassidy with an 11-point lead. The Rasmussen survey shows that Landrieus efforts to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone pipeline may have done little to sway voters in the energy-rich state. While 70 percent of...
  • Keystone XL fight sealed Mary (still exempt yet expendable) Landrieus fate

    11/21/2014 2:47:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/20/14 | John E. Sununu
    In the brutal closing scene of the 2007 film There Will Be Blood, a bowling alley beating, set in motion by years of tension and personal torment, concludes with the final biting words, Im finished. Sifting through the wreckage on the Senate floor last week, the same words could have come from Louisianas Mary Landrieu. Forty-one of her Democrat colleagues ruthlessly beat down her proposal to approve the Keystone pipeline, effectively sealing her fate in the December runoff election to keep her seat. Keeping a brave face, Landrieu insisted she held no one to blame and only felt joy in...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieus (D-LA) clout did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who dont seem to acknowledge Landrieus clout. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Mary Landrieu against the GOP Wave

    11/20/2014 9:22:56 AM PST · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2014
    Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is the last Democrat up for election in 2014 following a GOP wave that swept eight of her colleagues out of office in November. She is increasingly facing it alone as she readies for a Dec. 6 runoff against her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy. The campaign arm of the Senate Democrats withdrew $2 million in reserved ad time in the state immediately after Election Day, Nov. 4. The Senate Majority PAC, which spent more than $2.4 million on Landrieus behalf in the general, has not spent a single dollar in the past week, according...
  • Poll: Cassidy leads Landrieu by 11 points

    11/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up an 11-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race for Senate, according to a new survey from Republican polling outlet Vox Populi. The poll finds Cassidy with a 53-42 lead over Landrieu, with 5 percent undecided. Thats up from Cassidys 48 to 44 edge in the same poll in October. Cassidy is crushing Landrieu 58 to 31 among independents in the state. In addition, the poll found that Landrieus efforts to pass the Keystone pipeline during the lame duck session may have backfired 39 percent said it made...
  • Landrieu Can Still Save Face After Her Keystone XL Fiasco (Withdraw from runoff)

    11/19/2014 11:49:58 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 19, 2014 | Scott McKay
    Theres a very simple way for her to get beyond the embarrassment of yesterdays failed vote to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, where 41 of her 54 Senate Democrat colleagues essentially flipped her the bird and voted against it despite being told ad nauseam that either they did so or theyd be consigning her to electoral demise in Louisianas Dec. 6 runoff. The answer is to get out of the race, and concede it to Bill Cassidy. The sooner the better. The fact is, the Keystone XL vote had very little to do with Landrieus electability. The idea that getting...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • Fail Mary: Senate rejects Keystone bill (She's Toast)

    11/19/2014 5:05:20 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 11/19/14 12:23 AM EST | Elana Schor
    The 59-41 Senate vote was just shy of the 60 votes needed to pass the bill, following a dramatic six days of whipping by the embattled Louisiana Democrat on an issue that almost all of Washington had expected to sit idle until next year. The defeat deals a blow to Landrieus campaign ahead of her Dec. 6 runoff against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, whom polls show running comfortably ahead.
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Greens take Keystone protest to (still exempt) Landrieu's home

    11/19/2014 2:50:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/14 | Elana Schor
    About two dozen protesters against the Keystone XL pipeline turned out in bleak weather Monday morning outside Sen. Mary Landrieus Washington home to protest her quest for a bill supporting the $8 billion project, which is set for a vote Tuesday. The demonstrators who showed up for a mass chant of Stop this pipeline and No KXL targeted Landrieu, rather than the pipelines other vocal backers in both parties, in part as a warning to Democrats against going wobbly on Keystone. They also unfurled a mock inflatable pipeline. I dont understand that, why shes selling herself out, why she cant...
  • XL Keystone vote underway in Congress (Live Thread)

    11/18/2014 3:03:26 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 195 replies
    November 18, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Will it or won't it pass? Stay tuned..
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Keystone stuck at 59 votes

    11/17/2014 8:08:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and other supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are stuck at 59 votes one vote shy of the supermajority they need to move their bill forward on Tuesday. Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said Monday that they would vote against moving forward with the legislation, making it unclear whether supporters had a path to the magic number of 60. Rockefeller had appeared to be one of the last possible converts Monday evening, and supporters were pressuring the retiring senator to join their side. But he told reporters on Monday that he...
  • Mary Landrieu calls latest attack ad against her sexist

    11/17/2014 5:07:02 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is denouncing an attack ad against her as being sexist because it shows her aging. The ad, paid for by the Ending Spending Action Fund, suggests Washington has changed Landrieu, 58, over time and uses the age progression to illustrate that change. Landrieu campaign spokesperson Fabien Levy called the ad "appalling." He said it's an example of Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy and his allies distracting from the issues. "It is appalling that Congressman Cassidy and his allies would illustrate the senator's age progression with a leading phrase that Washington has 'changed' her," Levy said. "The...
  • Heres The Spot Landrieu And The Louisiana Democrat Party Are Running On Black Radio

    11/17/2014 3:34:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | November 17, 2014 | MacAoidh
    courtesy of our friend Rick Shaftan, who is cataloguing the demagoguery on the airwaves this cycle. (AUDIO/VIDEO-AT-LINK)The ad says the stock market was at an all-time low before Barack Obama took over as president, among other things. Its worth commenting that this ad isnt running in a broader market, where the ridiculous claims and hyperbolic tone would engender a more negative reaction. Landrieus campaign doesnt want that kind of scrutiny. We can expect a good deal more of this, as its the calling card of Landrieus campaign boss Ryan Berni. Berni had this to say to Gannett after Sarah Palin...
  • Rising Rail Oil Shipments Beg For Safer Keystone XL

    11/17/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Transport: New data show fast-rising rail shipments from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation and the need for a safer alternative to rail like the Keystone XL pipeline. In his post-election press conference, the president noted in justifying his continual kicking of the Keystone XL oil drum down the road that "while this debate about Canadian oil has been raging ... we've seen some of the biggest increases in American oil production and natural gas production in our history." That increase is due in large part to oil recovered from the Bakken shale formation centered on North Dakota. So...
  • Bill Cassidy standing with Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin right move to motivate his base, experts say

    11/17/2014 12:00:03 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 15-Nov-2014 | Cole Avery
    The Republican unity tour with former rivals Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will continue Saturday (Nov. 15) afternoon with a rally featuring the two of them, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. . . . Landrieu pulled just 18 percent of the white vote in the primary, but earned 94 percent of the African-American vote. Landrieu campaign insiders believe there are more gains to be made in the African-American community, and they believe they can pick up more votes by keeping the race about Louisiana, not President Barack Obama as Cassidy has done.
  • Commanding Votes? Duck Dynasty Goes Political! Phil Robertson Stumps For Candidate With Sarah Palin

    11/16/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Radar Online ^ | November 16, 2014
    Duck Dynastys Phil Robertson isnt backing down from his conservative beliefs. In fact, he and his family played host to controversial conservative icon Sarah Palin at the Robertson home this weekend as they all stumped for a Republican candidate. The Robertsons and Palin are trying to get out the vote for Bill Cassidy, who is involved in a runoff campaign for a contested Louisiana Senate seat. Palin gleefully posted four pictures on her Facebook account of her and husband Todd posing with Phil, his wife Kay, and Jep Robertson. The former GOP VP candidate added a gushing caption, Thanks...
  • Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Team Landrieu revving up the base for runoff election (Mary's Army)

    11/15/2014 11:55:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Uptown Messenger ^ | November 15, 2014 | Allan Katz and Danae Columbus
    Like other remaining Democratic candidates around the country, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu knows she must increase her support among black and white females to emerge victorious on Dec. 6. Thats why Norma Jane Sabiston, Kristin Palmer, Angele Wilson and others are again reaching out to 5,000 key women supporters statewide to build Marys Army, highly committed grassroots warriors who will knock doors and work phones non-stop for the next three weeks. Armed with pink t-shirts and lists of likely voters, these women clearly understand the campaigns success rests largely on their ability to persuade voters one person at a time....
  • Bill Cassidy standing with Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin right move to motivate his base, experts say

    11/15/2014 8:31:57 AM PST · by abb · 35 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 15, 2014 | Cole Avery
    The Republican unity tour with former rivals Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will continue Saturday (Nov. 15) afternoon with a rally featuring the two of them, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Maness drew 14 percent of the vote in the primary, and Cassidy needs that to defeat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Though Palin and Robertson are sometimes controversial figures outside the most conservative circles, political observers believe Cassidy is doing the right thing by aligning himself with the right wing of the party to earn that support. LSU political scientist Robert Hogan said...
  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 5:43:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Revive America ^ | 11-15-14 | Bob Adams
    Do you remember the Louisiana Senate runoff election of December 1996? Conservative Woody Jenkins sure does. He was the Republican Senate candidate who got mugged out of a Senate seat by Mary Landrieu. Flashback to 18 years ago reporting in the December 23, 1996, and February 10, 1997, issues of National Review Rich Lowry tells the story of how Mary Landrieu won The Big Sleazy Senate runoff election of 1996. Now just 2 1/2 weeks away from the the 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff, Lowrys investigative reports from nearly two decades ago are a sober reminder of what can...
  • House.gov: Final Keystone House Vote Passes

    11/14/2014 12:04:36 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    House.Gov ^ | 14-November-2014
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 519 (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic ; Independents underlined ) H R 5682 RECORDED VOTE 14-Nov-2014 12:52 PM QUESTION: On Passage BILL TITLE: To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline 221 1 11 Democratic 31 161 9 Independent TOTALS 252 161 1 20 ---- AYES 252 --- Aderholt Amodei Bachmann Bachus Barr Barrow (GA) Benishek Bentivolio Bilirakis Bishop (GA) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Brat Bridenstine Brooks (AL) Brooks (IN) Broun (GA) Buchanan Bucshon Burgess Byrne Calvert Camp Capito...
  • FLASHBACK: MIT analysis backs Obama (Gruber provided new ammunition Senate Dems)

    11/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/28/09 | Mike Allen
    A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama. The report concludes that under the Senates health-reform bill, Americans buying individual coverage will pay less than they do for today's typical individual market coverage, and would be protected from high out-of-pocket costs. So Democrats will argue that under the Senate bill, Americans would pay less for more. The new document arms Democrats with a response to the contention of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the bill would mean...
  • 'Her campaign is running on fumes': Final Senate race looks to be a Louisiana laugher

    11/14/2014 1:10:42 AM PST · by abb · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2014 | David Martotsko
    Poll commissioned by GOP candidate's campaign shows massive advantage leading up to Dec. 6 runoff Win by GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy would bring total Republican pickup to a whopping 10 seats Landrieu is hoping a long-awaited vote on the Keystone XL pipeline will improve her fortunes Poll was leaked in Washington to send a message to energy lobbyists who think she can prevail Survey is an 'automated' phone poll that Landrieu's campaign considers less credible than traditional surveys conducted by voice 'Her campaign is running on fumes,' the pollster told MailOnline Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is trailing her Republican challenger...
  • Diez Poll: Cassidy Has A 16 Point Lead On Landrieu

    11/13/2014 6:01:11 PM PST · by abb · 56 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 13, 2014 | Scott McKay
    Weve talked in the past about John Diez, the Prairieville-based polling guru of Magellan Strategies Baton Rouge, and the solid reputation his firm has put togther among politicos around the state. What our readers might not know is that Diez, who did the internal polling for the Garret Graves campaign, had a frighteningly-accurate forecast of the 6th District race a week before election night. Diez had that race as follows: Edwards 29 (finished with 30) Graves 24 (finished with 27) Dietzel 13 (finished with 14) Claitor 10 (finished with 10) Whitney 6 (finished with 7) Thats whats known as one...
  • Sarah Palin, 'Duck Dynasty' to rally in Louisiana [Maness as well for Cassidy]

    11/13/2014 5:03:08 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 13-November-2014 | By Ashley Killough,
    (CNN) -- As Rep. Bill Cassidy wages a runoff campaign against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, he'll get some in-person support this weekend from Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.
  • Sarah Palin to campaign for Bill Cassidy

    11/12/2014 6:24:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sarah Palin did not support Rep. Bill Cassidy during Louisianas Senate jungle primary last week. But now that its between Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, the former Alaska governor is changing her tune. The 2008 vice-presidential nominee plans to appear alongside Cassidy, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and defeated conservative Senate candidate Rob Maness at a GOP unity rally on Saturday afternoon in Monroe, according to a source familiar with the event. The Palin visit follows a Monday event with Maness, Cassidy and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in Baton Rouge. Palin supported Maness in the primary and predicted that...
  • Sen. Landrieu Pushes For Keystone Pipeline on Senate Floor: "I Believe It Is Time To Act" [Video]

    11/12/2014 3:10:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Senator Mary Landrieu
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to push for the Keystone XL pipeline. "This has been a project that has lingered far too long," she said. "It is clearly supported by 60 or more members of this body. It is a piece of legislation that has been endorsed by the new Majority Leader, to-be Majority Leader, is a cosponsor and a leading cosponsor of the legislation." "I believe it is time to act," Landrieu said. "I believe that we should take the new Majority Leader at his word and stop blocking legislation that is broadly...
  • This is why Mary Landrieu is in serious trouble

    11/12/2014 1:10:49 PM PST · by Din Maker · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2014
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) faced an uphill fight for reelection from the outset. Polling averages had her leading last week's free-for-all jungle primary forever, but have consistently also shown that Landrieu would lose to Republican Bill Cassidy if the race came down to the two of them. Let's figure out how turnout will change. The answer is: It will go down. In 2012, a House run-off race saw a 69 percent drop in turnout. But that was from a presidential race. If you figure that turnout last week was only 73 percent of 2012 turnout statewide, we can assume that...
  • Mary Landrieu hasnt received one donation from outside groups this past week for runoff election

    11/12/2014 12:30:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | November 12, 2014 | Joe Schoffstall
    Six days ago, it was reported the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wouldnt be lending any more support to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) leading up to her December 6 runoff election against Republican opponent Bill Cassidy, as the DSCC has canceled its advertising reservations in the state. However, it appears that her problems extend well beyond them, as even more outside groups have appeared to jump ship at least for the time being. FEC filings from the past week show that the sitting senator hasnt received one independent donation from any outside group either in support of her re-election or...
  • WaPo: Senate Dems may pass Keystone XL approval to rescue Mary Landrieu

    11/12/2014 8:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How desperate are Democrats to salvage the one Senate seat they still haven’t quite lost in the midterm elections? Desperate enough to anger their environmental-progressive base and threaten their ability to compete in 2016? It may come down to that question in the lame-duck Senate over the last few days of the Democratic majority. The Washington Post reports that Harry Reid and his caucus may try rescuing Mary Landrieu by passing an approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, a key policy goal for Republicans and a big economic issue in Louisiana: Senate Democrats are working on plans to...
  • Senate Democrats are weighing plan to approve Keystone and save (still exempt) Mary Landrieu

    11/12/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/14 | Ed O'Keefe, Chris Mooney
    Senate Democrats are working on plans to hold a vote authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline -- approval that Democrats believe might bolster the chances of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who faces a tough runoff election next month. It was not immediately clear Tuesday night whether Republicans would consent to proceeding with such a vote during the lame-duck session that begins on Wednesday -- especially given the high stakes surrounding Landrieu's reelection race. Such a move would also draw howls from the environmental movement who had hoped that President Obama would resolve a years-long dispute over a long-awaited energy...
  • Out-of-state GOP operatives canvass (Louisiana) neighborhoods, man phone banks for Cassidy

    11/12/2014 1:30:37 AM PST · by abb · 27 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Just as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee decided last week to scrap plans for its television ads for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieus re-election bid, the Republican National Committee announced that it was sending an extra 200+ people to the state to help Bill Cassidy, following the Nov. 4 primary. Cassidy is leading most polls three weeks out from the Dec. 6 primary. We predicted the turnout within a couple hundred votes so we feel really good about how well we know these voters, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told Politico.com. We are literally buying up hotels and car rentals and sending...
  • Rand Paul, Rob Maness endorsements show far-right ready to embrace Bill Cassidy

    11/10/2014 1:41:37 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 10, 2014 | Cole Avery
    Republicans of every stripe staged a united front to help Rep. Bill Cassidy in his quest to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu, the last statewide elected Democrat, during a rally Monday at Huey's Bar in downtown Baton Rouge. The rally was headlined by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Rob Maness, a sign the far-right is ready to embrace Cassidy. Paul echoed the Republican theme of the 2014 midterms by denouncing President Barack Obama's positions and the Democrats that support them. He spoke at length about Obama and called Landrieu a rubber stamp for his policies. Perhaps more important for Cassidy than...
  • Abandoned by party, is Mary Landrieu dead woman walking? Or is GOP overconfident?

    11/10/2014 4:31:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-10-14 | Byron York
    For months, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign was based on one simple pitch: Elect me to a fourth term, and I'll chair the Senate Energy Committee, and that means money, money, money for Louisiana. Landrieu's case for re-election was all about clout. That was then. Now, as Landrieu heads to a Dec. 6 runoff with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, Democrats have already lost control of the Senate a reality that won't be affected by the outcome of the runoff. So while Landrieu still has a chance to win, one thing is absolutely certain: She will not...
  • 'Inside Politics' forecast: New GOP ground troops in Louisiana (Watch out, McConnell: Cruz's plans)

    11/09/2014 5:38:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN's America's Choice 2014 ^ | November 9, 2014 | John King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One last Campaign 2014 maneuver and several intriguing post-election shifts and calculations made for a fun trip around the table. 1. New ground troops -- in Louisiana There is one more round in the 2014 election, and Republicans are heavily favored: the Louisiana runoff for the U.S. Senate between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. So put this one in the "taking nothing for granted" file: A GOP source tells CNN the Republican National Committee is sending in 350 field workers to help with the December 6 get-out-the-vote effort. Democrats, too, say they will bolster their staff...
  • Quin Hillyer: Mary Landrieu should cut her losses (Should withdraw from runoff)

    11/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PST · by abb · 55 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 9, 2014 | Quinn Hillyer
    When your main campaign sales pitch is based on your clout, and you lose the basis of that clout, then your campaign is probably a goner. For that and other reasons, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has almost no remaining path to re-election. Landrieus self-proclaimed clout as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Energy always was rather illusory. Now, with Republicans running the Senate and a Democratic president wholly antagonistic to Louisiana economic interests, Democratic loyalist Landrieu will be doubly blocked from influence on behalf of the state. Landrieu will keep trying to localize the election by ginning up irrelevant issues...
  • In Senate runoff attack on GOP challenger, (still exempt) Mary Landrieu shoots, misses

    11/09/2014 5:57:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/09/14 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** When this hospital needed a champion to build and rebuild, literally out of the rubble of Katrina and Rita, ... where was Bill? In the video found here, Landrieu trumpets her own record, referring to herself in the third person, while damning Cassidy as wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who he was, and not sure who he wants to be. It would have made for great optics and might have helped her in a runoff pundits are predicting she will lose if Cassidy hadn't tweeted back an answer to her question: Mary Landrieu wants...
  • Rand Paul, Rob Maness among Republicans to rally for Bill Cassidy on Monday

    11/08/2014 9:30:31 AM PST · by abb · 21 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cole Avery
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness is joining forces with Rep. Bill Cassidy in an effort to seal a win for Republicans over Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Maness will formally endorse Cassidy during a star-studded Republican rally in Baton Rouge on Monday that will feature presumed presidential candidates Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Gov. Bobby Jindal. U.S. Sen. David Vitter, state Sen. Elbert Guillory, state Rep. Paul Hollis, 6th Congressional District candidate Garret Graves, former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, and LAGOP chairman Roger Villere will also attend the "Unity Rally." Maness finished third behind Landrieu and Cassidy in Tuesday's primary. He...
  • Stepped right into that propeller': Sen. Mary Landrieus #WhereWasBill tweet backfires

    11/08/2014 8:12:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | november 7, 2014
    As Twitchy reported yesterday, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a runoff election Dec. 6, has resumed campaigning on Twitter, although her #WhereWasBill tweet racked up only one favorite and zero retweets in its first four hours online. (Nearly 24 hours later, it’s up to three retweets and two favorites.) Landrieu’s resurrected Twitter campaign has finally caught someone’s attention, although that person is her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, who was happy to answer where he was during Hurricane Katrina. Check out the favorites and retweets on this one. Bill Cassidy        ✔ @BillCassidy Mary Landrieu wants to know where I was during Hurricane Katrina? Setting...
  • Jindal, Vitter to Share Stage at Bar

    11/08/2014 7:54:32 AM PST · by abb · 11 replies
    LA Politics ^ | November 8, 2014 | Jeremy Alford
    MEDIA ADVISORY: LAGOP Unity Rally What: LAGOP Unity Rally featuring special guest Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Bill Cassidy, Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Jeff Landry, along with Sen. Elbert Guillory, Rep. Paul Hollis, LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Garret Graves When: Monday, Nov. 10 12:30 p.m. CT Where: Hueys Bar, 350 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 About: Sen. Rand Paul will join Louisiana Republicans for a unity rally to build momentum for the final weeks of the runoff election in the race for the U.S. Senate.
  • Landrieu Backs Into A Buzzsaw: Attack On Cassidy Backfires Horribly [VIDEO]

    11/07/2014 10:55:24 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2014 | DEREK HUNTER
    In the fight of her political life, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu took the gloves off on day 1 of the runoff election between her and Republican candidate Bill Cassidy. Fewer than 24 hours later, the attack Landrieu launched went horribly wrong. The day after neither candidate reached the 50 percent plus 1 vote threshold, Sen. Landrieu held a press conference where she slammed her opponent as absent during the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Standing in front of a VA Medical Center construction site, Landrieu called Cassidy wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who...
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 6:07:53 PM PST · by Paul R. · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6/2014 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign...
  • It's Over: DSCC Pulls Ads For Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Run-Off

    11/06/2014 1:22:06 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 53 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | Nov 06, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After Republicans easily clinched a Senate majority on Tuesday night, we knew the run-off election in Louisiana wouldn't go well for Democrat Mary Landrieu against her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy and now, it just got a lot worse. POLITICO is reporting the DSCC has pulled funding for television advertising in the state. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the...