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  • Landrieu Defends $2.5 Million D.C. Mansion To Louisianans

    10/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    America rising ^ | October 20, 2014
    At an event in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, Mary Landrieu took time out of her stump speech to get something “off my chest” about her $2.5 million D.C. mansion. ... Landrieu lives in a 7,316 square foot D.C. mansion with 5 bathrooms, 4 water heaters, 2 dishwashers, and 82 fire sprinkler heads. Meanwhile, Landrieu does not own any developed property in Louisiana and bunks with her parents on the occasions she visits the state.
  • Mary Landrieu is the best choice by far for Louisiana: Editorial (NOLA) (Barf alert)

    10/20/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 23 replies
    Times Picayune, NOLA.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Times Picayune Board
    When Mary Landrieu was elected to the U.S. Senate 18 years ago, Louisiana residents needed her to become a strong and effective advocate for the state. She did that, forging relationships across party lines, pushing three different presidents and her colleagues in Congress to treat us fairly and building the clout that comes not only with seniority but respect. The benefits to Louisiana have been enormous. At a time when the New Orleans area needed eloquent and powerful leadership after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the levee breaches, Sen. Landrieu provided it. She championed our community's right to be rebuilt,...
  • Why Mary Landrieu’s Vaunted ‘Charm’ Is Failing

    10/19/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2014 | Ellen Carmichael
    Much has been made of the charisma deficit between Louisiana’s Democratic senator Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy. Beltway media have long suggested that her family ties and New Orleans accent could insulate Landrieu from attacks on her record. They’ve noted, too, that Cassidy, a public-health doctor who specializes in the treatment of liver diseases, appears robotic and rigid, unlike the vivacious Louisianans he’d like to represent in the U.S. Senate. Cassidy’s strong debate performance Tuesday evening surprised friends and foes alike who thought meeting Landrieu, a 34-year political veteran and member of a New Orleans...
  • Why Mary Landrieu’s Vaunted ‘Charm’ Is Failing

    10/16/2014 4:58:19 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2014 | Ellen Carmichael
    She hasn’t bothered delivering on her big promises to Louisianans. Much has been made of the charisma deficit between Louisiana’s Democratic senator Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy. Beltway media have long suggested that her family ties and New Orleans accent could insulate Landrieu from attacks on her record. They’ve noted, too, that Cassidy, a public-health doctor who specializes in the treatment of liver diseases, appears robotic and rigid, unlike the vivacious Louisianans he’d like to represent in the U.S. Senate. Cassidy’s strong debate performance Tuesday evening surprised friends and foes alike who thought meeting Landrieu,...
  • Democrats Must Keep Black Americans Poor to Stay in Power

    10/02/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    The choice yours. You either live free or vote Democrat. It's really that simple Elbert Guillory’s Free At Last PAC has released a powerful ad criticizing Democrat senator Mary Landrieu for her failure to help black people in Louisiana. “Since 1996 [when Landrieu took office], black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed.”—Elbert Guillory, Louisiana state senator Guillory, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party last year, is urging black voters to stop voting for politicians like Landrieu who care more about staying in power than they do about helping them. “You are not...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 41%, Cassidy (R) 38%, Maness (R) 14%

    10/15/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2014
    Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has edged slightly ahead of Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s nail biter of a Senate race, but Cassidy holds a wide advantage if the race goes to a runoff. Landrieu now picks up 41% of the vote to Cassidy’s 38% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Another Republican, Tea Party favorite Rob Maness, earns 14% support, while two percent (2%) prefer one of the other candidates in the race.
  • (Exempt RAT Mary) Landrieu seeks distance from Obama

    10/15/2014 2:02:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D- La.) walked a fine line between supporting the Democratic agenda while also distancing herself from the party in the first Senate debate with the race’s top three candidates. Her chief opponent, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, repeatedly chided the three-term senator for siding with President Obama and painted her as his rubber stamp. “Do you want Senator Landrieu to complete Barack Obama’s agenda? If so, vote for her,” he said during his closing remarks. “If you want someone who wants Washington to serve you instead of you serving Washington D.C., then vote Bill Cassidy.” While Landrieu backed...
  • Mary Landrieu replaces campaign manager

    10/08/2014 7:32:31 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN |
    In what appears to be a significant October campaign shakeup, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is replacing her campaign manager and hiring her former chief of staff as a senior adviser. The Democrat has pushed Adam Sullivan out of the manager role and replaced him with Ryan Berni, who ran her brother Mitch’s reelection campaign as New Orleans mayor. Berni is a former aide to Clintonista and Louisianan James Carville. Polls show Landrieu falling short of the 50 percent she needs to avoid a December runoff, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has a slight lead in head-to-head matchups. The Times-Picayune of...
  • Landrieu On a Limb

    10/08/2014 3:23:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | July 17, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    It’s dark out. A grungy-looking band of (presumably Hispanic) immigrants enters through a hole in a chain-link fence, next to a lit-up “Enter Here” sign. The U.S. Border Patrol is there, but can only look on in frustration. The immigrants, to their profound surprise and delight, are greeted with balloons, fireworks, a marching band, a bilingual welcome banner, and a giant check made out to “All Illegal Aliens” for “A Lot of Taxpayer Money.” They are driven away in limousine, giant check in tow, as they high-five and fist-pump out the windows. “Charlie Melancon — thanks to him, we might...
  • Democrats running for office ditch Obama ties (Exempt Landrieu avoids Obola)

    10/05/2014 3:45:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/05/14 | Noah Bierman
    **SNIP** But the lengths to which Democratic candidates are going this year to avoid association with Obama has become one of the most striking themes of the 2014 elections. Grimes’s ad may be the bluntest presidential rejection, but she is hardly alone. Democrats in key House races from Texas to Florida, and in close Senate races in Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas, and West Virginia, have taken aim at the president, his policies, or both in ads. Representative Pete Gallego, a Texas Democrat, ran an ad criticizing the GOP for the shutdown in which he also bragged that “I told the president...
  • Landrieu Votes to Advance DREAM Act

    10/04/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Senator Mary Landrieu ^ | December 18, 2010
    United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., issued the following statement today after her vote to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act. The cloture motion was defeated by a vote of 55-41. Sen. Landrieu said: "America is a land of enormous opportunity that is strengthened, not weakened, by the immeasurable contributions of people from different backgrounds. There are 2.1 million young people in this country who were brought to America by their parents as children. They are undocumented, yet they know no other home than the United States of America. I believe these young adults deserve a chance to earn...
  • LA Sen Candidate Cassidy Pledges Opposition to Amnesty

    10/01/2014 7:14:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Louisiana Senate candidate and current Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) expressed his opposition to increased guest workers, and support for securing the border before any further immigration reform was pursued in addition to repatriating the unaccompanied minors and family units that have recently crossed the border on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “I sent a letter to the Speaker a year and a half ago saying we should pursue immigration reform in a stepwise process. First, secure the border, secure the border, secure the border [and] take care of visa overstays... We are on the record, you have to...
  • Senator Mary Landrieu Claims Pro-Gun Stance Despite Voting Record

    10/01/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) voted for Senator Joe Manchin's (D-WV) failed gun control bill in April 2013 and is endorsed by gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg, but she is claiming pro-gun status in her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. According to the Shreveport Times, Landrieu's campaign is trying to put distance between the Senator and her gun control vote by pointing to other votes she "cast favoring gun ownership."
  • Louisiana Black Republican Lowers Boom on Mary Landrieu

    10/01/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 30, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Elbert Guillory, a state senator in Louisiana, has released a new web video through his Free At Last PAC that criticizes Democratic senator Mary Landrieu's record. "Since 1996, black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed. Mary hasn't helped us all," says Guillory. "So on November 4, let's send her back home to her father's house or to her mansion in Washington, D.C., or wherever the heck she lives." The Republican pol doesn't mince words as he argues that blacks are "just a vote" to Landrieu and Democrats. Watch the video below:
  • Landrieu Slammed in New Ad ‘Mary hasn’t helped us at all’

    09/30/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Louisiana Republican state senator Elbert Guillory released a hard-hitting ad against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) on Tuesday, saying that the Democrat has done nothing for the black community in her 18 years in the senate. “Mary Landrieu first ran for Senate in 1996 promising to be a champion for the black community. Eighteen years later, little has changed,” Guillory says, standing on a street corner in Opelousas, La. “Our communities are poorer than they were in 1996. Our schools continue to fail our children. Our jails are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers....
  • The number that should have Democrats panicking over losing Louisiana

    09/30/2014 3:27:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is not only trailing in the polls — with her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, taking a slim 48-45 lead — but a majority of voters in the Pelican State now say they disapprove of the job she is doing in Congress, according to a new report from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm. Fifty-two percent of voters now say they disapprove of her job performance. Only 42 percent say they approve. From the PPP report: "Neither candidate is very popular with voters. Thirty-seven percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Cassidy to 41...
  • Bleeding Kansas

    09/29/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 29, 2014 | Richard A. Baehr
    Republicans are scrambling to save a seat that they thought was in the bag. Republican chances to win control of the Senate in the 2014 midterms, requiring a pickup of six seats, have taken a blow. Kansas, a state no one considered anything other than a safe hold for the party a few months ago, now appears to be slipping away. After a contentious primary resulting in a victory for the 78-year incumbent Pat Roberts over tea party challenger Milton Wolf, things have gone steadily south for Roberts. Wolf refused to close ranks and endorse Roberts. A self-funded independent, 45-year-old...
  • Vitter on the campaign trail against Landrieu

    09/26/2014 9:05:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    WBRZ ^ | Hunter Robinson
    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be out knocking on doors this weekend with anti-abortion activists encouraging people to vote against his colleague, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. National anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony List announced that Vitter will be door-knocking Saturday morning in Baton Rouge with its representatives.
  • Sarah Palin to the Republican Rescue

    09/26/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | September 25, 2014 | Carl Auer
    Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is back in the spotlight for the Republican party as she attempts to help rescue struggling campaigns. This follows a less than stellar appearance by the Palin clan at a party in Alaska a few weeks ago. On Thursday, Palin was in Kansas to throw her support behind U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. The former Alaskan Governor stood next to the 78-year-old Republican Senator, flipping pancakes at a public appearance in front of 250 people at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center. The appearance was intent on helping bolster the Republican Senator’s numbers and supporters...
  • Palin to campaign for tea-party longshot in tight Landrieu/Cassidy Louisiana Senate race

    09/26/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Probably not fatal to the GOP’s hopes of retaking this seat, but not helpful either. Per Becket Adams, since when do tea partiers describe rich people as “the one percent”? [Palin] is slated to appear at a Saturday event organized around [Rob] Maness’s “#OneofUs” campaign, a campaign intended to frame the candidate as an average Louisianan in contrast to the GOP front-runner in the race, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both of whom Maness has characterized as out-of-touch Washington elites. “If you could sum up this campaign, it’s two of them vs. one of us,” a source...
  • Yes, You Should Support Rob Maness for US Senate

    09/26/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/26/14 | Erick Erickson
    Look at how the NRSC races have gone. We may lose Kansas because the NRSC did not vet their candidate there. We may very well lose North Carolina too. But the NRSC told us their candidate there was the best candidate. Now, in Louisiana, the NRSC is telling us not to support Rob Maness for the Senate. “Trust us,” they tell us. Look at their track record. I am supporting Rob Maness and you should too. Both Cassidy and Landrieu are creatures of Washington, D.C. Hell, Landrieu is routinely cited as a Washington, D.C. resident. Cassidy too is a creature...
  • Democratic Senator on Beer Keg Spigot duty at LSU Tailgate

    09/22/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2014 | Lindsey Boerma
    National press and talking heads of the Republican persuasion had a field day over the weekend after photos surfaced of a Democratic senator assisting a late-20s-something with a keg stand at a Louisiana State University tailgate party. The pictures show Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, manning the spigot helm as an LSU fan is hoisted upside down above a beer keg ahead of LSU's game Saturday against Mississippi State. A former Tiger herself, Landrieu reportedly made her rounds about her alma mater's campus - including a visit to her old stomping grounds at the Delta Gamma sorority - before eventually finding...
  • Jindal predicts a runoff for Landrieu, payoff for Brownback

    09/17/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) predicted on Tuesday a loss for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and a win for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) this fall, two of their respective parties’ most vulnerable incumbents. Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Tuesday, Jindal said of Landrieu’s defeat, “I think that that is going to happen this year.” But he added while “she could lose in November ... I think a runoff is possible.” (SNIP) Some have speculated his decision to sit out the race was informed by long-standing bad blood between the governor and Sen. David Vitter...
  • News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware

    09/17/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | Herman Cain
    News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware soundcloud only on link
  • Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

    09/14/2014 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/14/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to "produce specific details of each flight" included in the 11 page spreadsheet of "mixed-purpose" charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a "full report." "[I]f the Senator refuses to provide full disclosure for these flights," Maness told Breitbart News in an e-mail on Sunday, "she should immediately refund taxpayers for these 'mixed-purpose' chartered flights." Breitbart News reported on Saturday that Landrieu's own press statement on Friday identified 43 such chartered flights she took between...
  • (Exempt) Landrieu releases report on questionable flights, new safeguards, after repaying $34K

    09/13/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/13/14
    **SNIP** The three-term senator on Friday apologized for the mistakes that she blamed on “sloppy bookkeeping" and said that on Sept. 1 she put new procedures in place. “I take full responsibility,” Landrieu said. “They should have never happened, and I apologize for this. A new system has been established that has been successfully used by a number of Senate offices to provide a safeguard from this happening in the future.” The 11-page report shows 104 flights. It also states the campaign spent $202,330 for separate flights for campaign travel over the period in question, that the $33,727 repaid is...
  • Landrieu internal review reveals 43 trips inappropriately funded

    09/12/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) found that over $33,700 in campaign flights were inappropriately charged to her official account in an internal review of her finances released Friday. The report is sure to draw added scrutiny to her use of charter planes just as her main opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), is set to introduce a resolution meant to highlight such spending, which he calls a "waste of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars." The review , which was released four days after her self-imposed deadline of Sept. 8, found that the senator took 43 trips, which amounted to 136 campaign functions, that...
  • Rob Maness is gaining notoriety in Senate race, but is he gaining ground?

    09/12/2014 10:46:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nola.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Cole Avery
    Rather than talking about the plantation mentality, debates or plane rides, Rob Maness -- at least on this day -- spent Wednesday telling voters about his plans to deal with the growing crisis in Iraq. It was a rare day when a Louisiana Senate candidate wasn't hurling allegations against the competition. Of course Maness has certainly played a significant role in the Senate mudslinging, taking credit for being the first to condemn both Sen. Mary Landrieu's flight and residency controversies as well as Rep. Bill Cassidy's comment that Sen. Harry Reid runs the Senate with a plantation mentality. Yet, he...
  • Landrieu Ad Touts Border Fence She Once Called "Dumb"

    09/10/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/10/14 | Scott Conroy
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is running a new TV ad that accuses her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, of being soft on border security for opposing a fence on the Mexican border. The problem? Landrieu herself called the fence “dumb” in a speech on the Senate floor last year, when she expressed regret for her earlier vote in support of it. In the three-term senator’s new 30-second spot, a narrator notes that Cassidy has been criticizing Landrieu on the illegal immigration issue, even though he has opposed building a border fence. The ad then cuts to video footage...
  • Immigration Kabuki Theatre: With Senator Landrieu As “Two-Face” (the McCain Border Fence Gambit)

    09/12/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/11/14
    Mary Landrieu when she’s electorally safe. And here’s Mary Landrieu’s new ad now that she’s electorally endangered. The ad then notes that Landrieu “voted to double the border patrol, build triple-layer fencing, and voted nine times to block amnesty….I’m Mary Landrieu, and I approve this message because on border security, I’ll put my record up against anyone, especially Bill Cassidy,” If Jeff Foxworthy were hard up for material, I’ve got a few lines that can help until he ditches the writer’s-block. You might be a Democratic Senator near Election Day if: “You suddenly decide going golfing with Obama would be...
  • (Still exempt) Landrieu Fails to Produce Promised Air Charter Travel Report on Time

    09/11/2014 5:27:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the controversy surrounding Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) use of taxpayer funds to pay for campaign travel first broke back in August, her Senate office spokesperson Matthew Lehner promised Landrieu would produce a full report of her travel activities "by the time" the Senate returned from its August recess and returned to session in September. By Thursday, the fourth day since the Senate's September session began, Landrieu has produced diddly squat. Efforts to contact Lehner, who made that promise on her behalf, resulted in an automatic email saying that, as of September 2, he no longer worked in her congressional...
  • In Mary Landrieu residency matter, Rob Maness in the national spotlight is the real winner

    09/04/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    nola.com ^ | 9/4/14 | Cole Avery
    Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness might not have a legal claim against Sen. Mary Landrieu's residency, but he perhaps managed something better for his long-shot campaign -- a week in the national media spotlight. Heading into the election's home stretch, Landrieu's campaign has been forced to spend the bulk of its time fending off attacks from Republicans about her residency and controversial flights. Political experts say every minute spent on these issues is time Landrieu isn't spending on touting her record. "These are common tactics not only in Louisiana but across the country," said LSU political scientist Robert Hogan. "Incumbents...
  • Landrieu close, Maness surges, GOP claims foolish

    09/04/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 9/3/14 | Lou Gehrig Burnett
    Usually, a poll conducted on the U.S. Senate race by a conservative entity is not good news for incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth six-year term. Not so in the case of a recent survey by the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF). It describes itself “as a grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate. We do not support liberal Republicans and we're not affiliated with the Republican Party or any of its campaign committees.” Two significant developments emerged from SCF’s poll. They are: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness is...
  • Mary Landrieu Senate portrait Landrieu's Had D.C. Residences Since 1997

    09/04/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/4/14 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is already in the electoral battle of her life this November. Her national party is far out of step with Louisiana voters on health care, abortion, and energy issues, and the national mood is continuing to shift against the Democrats. And the leader of that party, President Obama, is deeply unpopular in the Bayou State. Mary Landrieu Senate portrait The best card Landrieu had was one she was first dealt: her last name and its legacy in Louisiana. Her father, Moon Landrieu, was a celebrated mayor of New Orleans, while her brother Mitch was...
  • Mary Landrieu Subpoenaed to Defend Residency Claims in Court

    09/03/2014 6:29:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9/3/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The civil processing department of Louisiana´s 19th Judicial District issued two subpoenas Wednesday to Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) compelling her appearance in court on Friday, September 5 in the case of Paul Hollis versus Mary L. Landrieu and Tom Schedler, Louisiana Secretary of State, according to several sources in the 19th Judicial District. Sharon Zito, Deputy Clerk in Section 25 of the 19th Judicial District, confirmed to Breitbart News Wednesday afternoon that Ann Brandon in the civil processing department issued two subpoenas addressed to Senator Mary L. Landrieu on Wednesday morning. One subpoena was sent via mail to her listed
  • Uh Oh: Mary Landrieu Doesn't Own a Home in Louisiana

    08/29/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Guy Benson
    This is…not what embattled "Louisiana" Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu wanted to read in the Washington Post -- which, as it turns out, is her hometown paper: In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records. On...
  • Landrieu claims parents’ home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency

    08/28/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washingon Post ^ | 8-28-14 | Philip Rucker
    NEW ORLEANS — In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records. On a statement of candidacy Landrieu filed with the Federal Election Commission in January, she listed her Capitol Hill home as her address. But...
  • Rob Maness Qualifies for Senate Race, Questions Sen. Landrieu's Eligibility

    08/22/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT · by chemicalman
    KTVE/KARD ^ | 08/22/2014 | Nick Lawton
    BATON ROUGE, LA (KTVE/KARD) -- On the final day of qualifying, another Republican candidate for U.S. Senate signed on the dotted line and qualified for the race. Republican candidate and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness qualified at the Secretary of State's Office just before 11 a.m. on Friday. A crowd of supporters gathered at the office to cheer Maness on as he qualified. Maness told KTVE/KARD he will be a candidate who upholds the Constitution in office. He promises to protect local veterans by fighting to dismantle the Department of Veterans Affairs and absorbing it into the Department of...
  • Mary Landrieu faces more travel questions

    08/19/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 19, 2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU
    Vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is under renewed scrutiny for potentially violating campaign finance laws by tapping official Senate funds to cover the cost of fundraising trips. A review of Landrieu’s office expenditures and campaign records reveals two trips from 2012 that may have been improperly billed to her Senate office rather than her reelection campaign. On Aug. 23, 2012, Butler Aviation charged $6,787 for an in-state flight for Landrieu that included multiple stops. The flight was from New Orleans to Vidalia to Shreveport to Alexandria and back to New Orleans, according to official disbursement records Landrieu filed with the...
  • Landrieu to reimburse taxpayers for private charter flight to fundraiser that may have broken law

    08/15/2014 5:27:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Oops: Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) has decided to reimburse her Senate office $5,700 for a chartered flight from New Orleans to Shreveport for an official event, then Shreveport to Dallas for a fundraiser.Federal law and Senate rules require expenses to be split between campaign and Senate accounts when campaign functions overlap with official business. CNN: Under federal law and Senate rules, the cost of a trip that includes official and campaign stops must often be prorated between Senate and campaign accounts.
  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Mary Landrieu

    07/29/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | m flynn
    Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce's national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader. Landrieu, running in crimson-red Louisiana, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement...
  • Senator Landrieu votes for contraception/abortion in Pro-Life Louisiana

    07/16/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
    .S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.2578 ) Vote Number: 228 Vote Date: July 16, 2014, 02:09 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 2578 (Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 ) Measure Title: A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their...
  • Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

    07/11/2014 3:13:45 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | July 10, 2014 | Gun Owners of America
    “Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” -- Roll Call, July 9, 2014 Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41. As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) -- pluscosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu (D) 46%, Cassidy (R) 43%

    07/12/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 10, 2014
    Incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu now has a narrow edge over Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. Landrieu picks up 46% of the vote to Cassidy’s 43%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Louisiana Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • GOP hopeful’s 17-year-old daughter pregnant [Bill Cassidy, the challenger to Mary Landrieu]

    07/04/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 102 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in one of this year’s most competitive Senate races, revealed late Thursday that his 17-year-old daughter became pregnant out of wedlock and is due later this summer. Cassidy’s campaign revealed the news with a one-paragraph statement to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published late Thursday afternoon as the July Fourth holiday weekend began. “Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer,” Cassidy, 56, said in the statement. “Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous...
  • WWII Memorial Prayer Inscription OK'd Despite ACLU (Exempt Landrieu approves!)

    07/02/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Military ^ | 7/02/14 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON -- The World War II Memorial in Washington may soon have a new prayer inscription added, disappointing secularists and rights groups who had opposed the measure based on opposition to religion displayed in public spaces. President Barack Obama signed a law Monday calling for the fountain memorial to display the text of a national prayer given by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944, which unleashed fierce fighting and eventually led to the end of the war. "With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the...
  • And the Oscar Goes to... Senator Mary Landrieu!

    04/26/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    After the release of the latest Landrieu campaign commercial, the critics are raving. What an incredible performance from a talented actress! Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has done it again. Elections bring out the best acting from the state’s 18 year incumbent. Every six years, Mary Landrieu adopts the sympathetic character of a “fighter for Louisiana.” In reality, she is a liberal Democrat who votes with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid, but, during campaigns, Senator Landrieu convinces voters she is constantly opposing leaders in her own party. The result is that Senator Landrieu wins another term in office, quite...
  • Campaign Contributions Ensnare Udall in IRS’s Missing Emails Scandal ( Colorado )

    06/21/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    Top GOP officials are concerned that missing among the IRS’s internal emails are communications with Sen. Mark Udall and a dozen other Democrats who received campaign contributions from the federal agency’s union. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) first issued Freedom of Information Act requests to the IRS last year seeking all electronic and written documents between top officials there and the Democrats who received the campaign funding, but the attempts have been repeatedly stonewalled. Udall has accepted $13,000 in donations from the National Treasury Employees Union that represents IRS employees ... This is just another instance of Mark Udall...
  • Sen. Landrieu: Ok to abort if baby can’t “live outside hospital” | Mary Landrieu

    06/17/2014 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Although I personally believe that life begins at conception, I believe the last place the government needs to be is in the church, in the doctor’s office or in the bedroom. And so even people who advocate for less government intrusion, like Gov. Jindal, get themselves in the most personal decisions a family could ever make…. Some of the bills being passed around the country are just very intrusive to personal decisions and very harmful to women and girls, you know, to their physical health and life. It’s a shame… 20 weeks is not the norm for being able to...
  • How (still exempt) Mary Landrieu's Escaping Her Democratic Shadow

    06/10/2014 2:56:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/10/14 | Jason Plautz
    **SNIP** And while Democrats haven't done much to promote the environment with their majority, they have beaten back efforts they say would harm the climate. That included a Landrieu-led effort to get a vote approving Keystone, a failure she blamed on Republicans. But opponents are pointing out that those failures weaken her message of political clout and it's led her to lose a potentially powerful ally at home. Don Briggs, the head of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, is backing Cassidy in what is essentially a proxy vote against Majority Leader Harry Reid. "I know Mary very well and...