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  • Sen. Mary Landrieu says 'Oh my Lord, no' when asked if she'll run for elected office again

    12/13/2014 7:41:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Times-Picayune ^ | December 11, 2014 | Bruce Alpert
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., says she probably won't run for office again. "Oh Lord, no," Landrieu, 59, told reporters when asked if another campaign, perhaps for governor in 2015 or the Senate in 2016, was in her future. "Well, let me say, I'm not going to say a definite 'no' about any of those two," Landrieu said. "I've been trained to never say no. But it is highly, highly unlikely." [Snip] Matthew Lehner, her communications director, said he expects her farewell address later Thursday to be upbeat, and reflect on some of the contributions - such as oil and gas...
  • BAYHAM: Why Landrieu Lost And Cassidy Won

    12/09/2014 8:31:56 AM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mike Bayham
    After 18 years of defying political gravity, Mary Landrieu’s electoral world came crashing down losing badly to a candidate many Republicans considered weak and unelectable statewide. While the political wind and territory were unfavorable to Landrieu, she managed to stay afloat when previous red tides washed out her fellow southern Democratic colleagues. To simply say it was a decidedly red year in an increasingly red state would deny due credit to her Republican challenger and would absolve well-deserved blame for Landrieu’s missteps and a national party that crawfished on her candidacy. An Eroded Base and A Bad Wave: There was...
  • Songs of the South

    12/08/2014 5:20:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2014 | New York Post (editorial board)
    Asked why President Obama was so unpopular in Louisiana, Landrieu had responded: “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.” So because the South is conservative, it’s hostile to women and black candidates? Try telling that to South Carolina Republicans Nikki Haley and Tim Scott.
  • Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary', 'Fetid', 'Nuclear Waste Site' of Racial Resentment

    12/08/2014 8:21:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-8-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically unfriendly territory.  In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms. "Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything that’s good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire region" is as he describes it.  Remind us now, Michael: just who's "choleric?" Tomasky then has the temerity to shed a...
  • Message From The Mayor: Vote Early — And Often

    12/08/2014 8:19:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12-6-14 | Kerry Jackson
    The Democrats say that there is no reason to require voters to present identification, nor is any other measure to curb voter fraud needed. They should meet one of their own, Opelousas, La., Mayor Don Cravins Sr. While speaking on Nov. 3, the day before the midterm elections, Cravins told a gathering, "If you 'early voted'" for Sen. Mary Landrieu, "go vote again tomorrow. One more time's not going to hurt." In Louisiana, voters can go to the polls early, which Cravins sees as an invitation to stuff the ballots. But he's not worried about breaking the law. In the...
  • Landrieu and the myth of the southern realignment

    12/07/2014 6:17:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 7, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    With Mary Landrieu exiting the Senate, the usual rounds of finger pointing and recriminations have already begun. In the eyes of her supporters, the reasons are numerous and obvious. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the unpopularity of the President or the issues she espoused. No, the only reason that a Republican will occupy that seat next year is that the South is full of hateful, bigoted, stars and bars waving racists and homophobes. This, they will claim, is the result of an ongoing process which began simmering after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...
  • Da winnas & da loozas (Clancy DuBos says Mary's loss kills brother Mitch)

    12/07/2014 1:05:58 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    Gambing ^ | December 7, 2014 | Clancy DuBos
    snip DA WINNAS 1. The Louisiana GOP — The Republican Party has been steadily building strength in Louisiana since Dave Treen won the governor’s race in 1979 and Ronald Reagan won the White House a year later. It wasn’t always easy, but this year the GOP made electoral politics look easy with Congressman Bill Cassidy’s simple strategy of hanging President Barack Obama around incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s neck like a millstone. Landrieu was on the defensive from Day One and was never able to score a clean hit on Cassidy, though she certainly tried. The tide of anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Bobby Jindal celebrates Landrieu defeat; Epic butthurt ensues

    12/07/2014 8:54:45 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12-07-2014 | Twitch Staff
    It's about time. We've finally retired Mary Landrieu
  • The Red Tide Has Passed: We’re Back In The Months With An “R” in Them.

    12/07/2014 6:54:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-7-2014 | MOTUS
    Oh no! Big Guy has been brought down by a case of the dreaded Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I can hear the late night jokes writing themselves. “Now Obama is even giving himself heartburn.”It’s no surprise of course, the way people have been letting him down left and right. Mary Landrieu is just the latest Prog Obamacare Cheerleader to be swept out to sea by the red tide. In her concession speech, Landrieu touted her own "record of courage, honesty and integrity and delivering for the state when it mattered the most." Unfortunately, the citizens of Louisiana thought she delivered...
  • Five reasons Mary Landrieu lost

    12/07/2014 3:10:26 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6 Dec 14 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) luck ran out Saturday night. The Democrat’s colleagues talk about her as a fighter who has won tough runoff elections in red Louisiana before, even if she was the underdog against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). But in 2014, a host of factors conspired to keep her from ultimately falling short for a fourth term. Collapse among white voters Landrieu’s support among black voters in Louisiana is nearly universal, but strategists in the state wondered if there were enough of them to counteract Cassidy’s huge lead among white voters. There were not. Landrieu’s percentage of the...
  • DC Website Says KEEL’s Robert and Erin ‘Mocked’ Mary Landrieu

    12/06/2014 10:07:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    KEEL News Radio 710 ^ | December 3, 2014 9:12 PM | Robert J Wright
    How it ended up on a Washington D.C. website called The Free Beacon is still a mystery, but Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty’s on air reaction to their 710 KEEL interview with Senator Mary Landrieu is ‘going viral’. In the segment following their eight minute chat with the incumbent Senator, the KEEL morning hosts joked about how Landrieu controlled the interview by time and again coming back to her charges of fraud against Republican opponent Bill Cassidy.
  • Landrieu loses reelection bid

    12/06/2014 9:31:36 PM PST · by 867V309 · 78 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 07, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her reelection bid Saturday in a runoff race with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, despite a relentless, against-long-odds effort.
  • Louisiana Congressional Election Results for 6-December-2014

    12/06/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by topher · 54 replies
    Live Results from Louisiana Secretary of State for US Senate Race and two House races. All three seem to be over. Three Democrats being whipped badly by three Republicans.
  • DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SEN. MARY LANDRIEU DEFEATED

    12/06/2014 6:44:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
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  • Landrieu supporters papering town with threats of losing government benefits

    12/06/2014 1:53:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    hotair.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You have to say one thing for Mary Landrieu. She told everyone that she wouldn’t be going down without a fight, and she’s living up to her word. In the closing hours of the election, Landrieu supporters have been busy bees indeed. One report coming in to Hot Air indicates that a very specific threat has been going around to anyone in several low income communities as to what will happen if they don’t get out there and vote for the incumbent Senator. The following flyer was picked up by an activist on the scene and submitted to the Black...
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/06/2014 10:32:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • Radio Hosts Mock Landrieu After Interview

    12/06/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Local radio hosts in Louisiana mocked Sen. Mary Landrieu for giving a poor interview immediately after having the embattled Democrat on the air on Wednesday. During an interview on 710 KEEL News Radio in Shreveport, La., conducted by Robert Wright and Erin McCarty, Landrieu continued her drum beat for the last week of the runoff election by answering every question with accusations against her opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy and his medical work at LSU. ....
  • Louisiana Runoff: Democrats Brace For Bayou Bust (Still exempt Landrieu forced to retire)

    12/06/2014 2:18:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/05/14 | JORDYN PHELPS
    **SNIP** The Senate race will be the main attraction of the night, as we wait to see whether Landrieu can retain her title as a political survivor or if Cassidy will become seat number 54 for Republicans in the next Senate class. Having won two of her three previous elections through runoffs, Landrieu’s campaign continues to express optimism that she can pull out another surprise victory this year. The last time Landrieu faced a runoff in 2002, she was widely expected to lose the contest. But in the final days of the campaign, a late-breaking story fueled rumors that the...
  • Senate Forecast: Landrieu Headed Toward Historic Defeat In Louisiana Runoff (Nate Silver)

    12/05/2014 8:20:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    William Thompson of Kansas and Wesley Jones of Washington are former U.S. senators — you get a pass for not recognizing them, they’ve been dead for more than 80 years. But if you’ll be watching Saturday’s Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy in Louisiana, remember their names.
  • Landrieu: C'mon, My Fellow Democrat's Pro-Voter Fraud Advice Was Just 'a Joke'

    12/05/2014 8:49:26 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/5/14 | Guy Benson
    Sen. Mary Landrieu has finally weighed in on the caught-on-tape call from a Louisiana Democratic official for supporters to commit voter fraud by casting more than one ballot in last month's election. You'll be relieved to know that she's reviewed the tape and has come to the conclusion that her (refreshingly candid!) chief of staff's father was just kidding. A local NBC affiliate addressed the controversy -- be sure to stay tuned for the decidedly un-amused reaction from average voters, and pardon the technical difficulties when the station attempts to playback Don Cravins Sr's problematic remarks: Sen Landrieu: It was...
  • In Louisiana Runoff Election, Senator Landrieu Tries to Revive Her Base

    12/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 4, 2014 | Richard Fausset
    he has been rebuffed by her liberal colleagues in Washington and pilloried at home for voting with the president, and has watched helplessly while her Democratic base has eroded like a cheap levee. These are hard times for Mary L. Landrieu, the last Deep South Democrat in the United States Senate. But on the cusp of a Saturday runoff election that feels as much like a race against history as against a Republican opponent, Ms. Landrieu has been barnstorming around her home state on what she called her “Louisiana First Victory Tour,” hugging, kissing and cajoling voters with an argument...
  • Cassidy crushing Landrieu by 24 points

    12/04/2014 6:25:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is poised for a landslide victory over Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a Saturday runoff election in Louisiana, according to a GOP poll shared with the Washington Examiner. Cassidy led Landrieu 57 percent to 33 percent in the survey conducted Nov. 24-25 by WPA Opinion Research for Independent Women’s Voice. His victory would bring the number of Republican Senate seats captured in this year’s midterm elections to nine, topping off the new GOP majority at 54 seats. The poll of 500 likely voters had an error margin of 4.4 percentage points.
  • Behold: Mary Landrieu in full meltdown

    12/03/2014 3:54:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    t’s almost the end of the line for the Mary Express, and she knows it. First, she tripled down on her ‘sexism and racism’ smear against an electorate that has entrusted her (a woman!) with 18 years in the US Senate, and that handed Gov. Bobby Jindal (whose skin is brown!) a re-election victory so comprehensive that he carried every single parish in the state. Then, she offered no comment after top aides and supporters confirmed Republicans’ principal charge against her, and exhorted partisan Democrats to vote illegally. Next, she blundered through her final debate, assailing her Republican opponent for...
  • Koch group ties La. Sen. Landrieu to Gruber

    12/03/2014 12:58:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    In what is likely a sign of things to come in 2016, the conservative Koch brothers-backed group Americans For Prosperity released an ad on Wednesday seeking to tie Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to controversial ObamaCare adviser Jonathan Gruber. Gruber made headlines earlier this year for saying it was the “stupidity of the American voter” that helped the Obama administration pass the Affordable Care Act. The ad says Landrieu repeated President Obama’s ObamaCare “Lie of the Year” that if you liked your healthcare plan you could keep it, before launching into the Gruber attack. “An ObamaCare architect bragged about deceiving Americans...
  • Landrieu ‘extremely disappointed’ with DSCC

    12/03/2014 4:13:39 AM PST · by abb · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) lobbed a barb at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Tuesday, saying they effectively abandoned her after the Nov. 4 midterm election. "I am extremely disappointed in the Democratic Senatorial [Campaign] Committee. I've said that. You know, they just walked away from this race," Landrieu said in response to a Washington Post question about Democratic groups mainly staying on the sidelines during the runoff. She made her remarks after a rally here just steps from City Hall. The DSCC canceled its television ad reservations shortly after the Nov. 4 midterm election in which...
  • Democrats Leave Senator Landrieu for Dead

    12/02/2014 12:42:17 PM PST · by abb · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 2, 2014 | Patricia Murphy
    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is in the political fight of her life. So why doesn’t the Democratic Party have her back? Sen. Mary Landrieu did everything she could Monday night to salvage the shards of her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. In her only debate against her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, Landrieu lit into the congressman as untrustworthy and dishonest, at one point accusing him of telling a “blatant lie.” She also spoke repeatedly of her Catholic faith, called abortion “in almost every case immoral,” and described Cassidy as “disrespectful to the president and the...
  • (Still exempt) Mary Landrieu stands with Obama — or hardly knows him

    12/02/2014 2:51:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/14 | James Hohmann
    Depending on whose vote she’s after, Mary Landrieu either stands with Barack Obama — or hardly knows the guy. The Louisiana Democrat, who is trailing in the polls ahead of Saturday’s Senate runoff, has been quietly running ads on urban radio stations that criticize the GOP’s treatment of the country’s first black president, while her aides and surrogates have boasted to predominantly black audiences of how often she’s supported him. Meanwhile, when addressing mostly white audiences, Landrieu has been adamant that the election has nothing to do with Obama, and that she can think for herself.
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu Counting on Stevie Wonder and Other Staunch Supporters

    12/01/2014 11:43:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC's Good Morning America ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jordyn Phelps
    Sen. Mary Landrieu is relying on a close group of staunch Democratic supporters as she makes a final push to save her Senate seat from Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy ahead of a Dec. 6 Louisiana runoff election. The momentum seems to favor Cassidy. The GOP quickly coalesced behind Cassidy after the general election in November in which Cassidy and Landrieu received the most votes, but neither won enough to avoid a runoff. Cassidy has received a fresh round of endorsements from big-name 2016 contenders, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry....
  • Final Louisiana Senate Debate - KLFY Live Feed 7PM

    12/01/2014 3:44:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    KLFY ^ | 12-1-2014 | TCRLAF
    Not sure if the schedule is 7PM EST, or CST. The live feed is showing "behind the scenes", and #LASen tweets right now
  • Louisiana Democrat Caught on Camera Encouraging People to Vote Twice

    12/01/2014 5:32:28 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    Many like to claim that voter fraud is a myth. However, after watching this video, you’ll understand why people might be a little concerned about it happening. The Black Conservatives Fund released a video today showing a leading Louisiana Democrat encouraging people at a private Democrat party event to vote twice. According to the BCF press release, Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins Sr. spoke at a rally at the Charcoal Lounge in Opelousas on November 3, 2014 – the day before Louisiana’s primary election. His son, Don Cravins Jr., is the chief of staff for Louisiana’s embattled Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu....
  • Landrieu ad: If Cassidy wins, GOP will impeach Obama

    12/01/2014 3:51:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2014 | David McCabe
    A new radio spot supporting Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says that Republicans will impeach President Barack Obama if her runoff opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (D-La.), wins. “They have shown our president so much disrespect,” says Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) in the ad, which was first reported by BuzzFeed News. “They said he wasn’t a U.S. citizen, they even sued him — and if Cassidy wins, they will impeach him.” The ad ends with the message that it is "[a]uthorized by Friends of Mary Landrieu, and paid for by the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana.” Landrieu lends her approval...
  • BREAKING: Obama Endorses Mary Landrieu

    12/01/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by abb · 127 replies
    The Hayride ^ | December 1, 2014 | John Binder
    In a conference call today, President Barack Obama endorsed Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in her bid to win her Senate seat, which she has held for more than a decade, against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The endorsement will most likely serve as a burden for Landrieu, rather than an asset, as a majority of Louisiana voters do not approve of Obama’s agenda and the way he has handled Obamacare or the economy. Landrieu has spent her entire re-election avoiding Obama and his policies, which she has largely supported. Exit polling in the November Senate race, showed that there are 5...
  • 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor ... encouraging voter fraud ...

    12/01/2014 10:03:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor whose son is Sen. Mary Landrieu's chief of staff encouraging voter fraud as final US Senate contest's runoff election draws near Black conservative group obtained videotape of Don Cravins Sr. telling Louisianans to vote twice in Nov. 6 Senate runoff election 'One more time’s not going to hurt,' he said on November 3, telling voters to cast multiple ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Cravins is a former Louisiana Democratic state legislator who is now mayor of the town of Opelousas His son is Landrieu's chief of staff Landrieu camp...
  • Republican early voting increases before Louisiana's Dec. 6 runoff

    11/30/2014 2:46:08 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 30, 2014 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The number of people who cast their ballots early in Louisiana dropped off from the Nov. 4 primary election to the Dec. 6 runoff election in every statewide category except one: registered Republican voters. About 85,900 registered Republicans took advantage of early voting for the Dec. 6 runoff. That's almost 3,000 more than voted early for the Nov. 4 election, and amounts to a 4 percent bump in early voting overall from a month ago. The jump in early Republican voters is noteworthy, given that early voting overall dropped by 10 percent from the November primary to the December runoff....
  • [Opinion] Best Ad in Cassidy-Landrieu Runoff

    11/30/2014 9:01:53 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies
    TV ad running in Louisiana post November 4, 2014 | 30-Nov-2014 | Vanity
    Sometimes what makes a very good TV ad is that you don't know it is a TV ad until it is almost over. In this ad, it starts by a woman talking about how she is pregnant and bleeding and concern for her baby (unborn). Then the husband starts talking about the bleeding and prospect of a pre-mature birth. Next, the couple shows the baby born at 24 weeks, and remarking how beautiful the baby is. It is commented on how viable the baby is at this point. Next the ad talks about late term abortions and how terrible they...
  • Obama: (exempt) Landrieu's biggest hurdle in Louisiana

    11/30/2014 4:34:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WWL ^ | 11/30/14
    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu isn't running against President Barack Obama, but she might as well be. The president is intensely unpopular among white voters in Louisiana, and Republicans and Democrats agree that dynamic could doom Landrieu in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
  • Louisiana early voting ends today for Dec. 6 election (Internals show good news)

    11/29/2014 8:49:49 AM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 29, 2014 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Today is the last day Louisiana residents can vote early before election day on Dec. 6. The polls are open until 6 p.m. snip With one day left in the early voting period, Louisiana residents don't appear to be casting their ballots early as frequently as they were before the Nov. 4. primary. Around 174,700 people have voted early so far, compared to 236,000 overall before the primary election. The Dec. 6 early voting period has included fewer days than the Nov. 4 early voting period because of the Thanksgiving holiday, which could have affected turnout. Louisiana has not had...
  • Caught: Mary's (Landrieu's Chief of Staff says if re-elected she will vote with Obama) 97%

    Black Conservatives Fund obtained video footage of Mary Landrieu's Chief of Staff telling an all-Democrat crowd that Mary Landrieu would in fact keep voting with President Barack Obama 97% of the time if she is reelected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmmpWSXNsA
  • Landrieu demands Cassidy produce disputed LSU timesheets

    11/28/2014 3:36:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is demanding Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) bring time sheets for work he performed at Louisiana State University to their Monday debate after allegations surfaced that he wrongly billed the school while a member of Congress. Landrieu appeared briefly on a conference call with reporters Friday to call on Cassidy to bring 63 months of records to their debate “to explain this situation and put it to rest.” A spokesman for Cassidy said LSU would have to provide those records. “Senator Landrieu is still failing to produce any evidence of her ludicrous claims,” the spokesman told The...
  • A Black Politician with Gumption

    11/26/2014 2:04:04 AM PST · by NickFlooding · 1 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 11/24/2014
    www.FreeAtLastPAC.com President Obama has chosen to take bold executive action - but not to help the Black community! He has decided to grant de-facto Amnesty to 5 Million immigrants. Our communities already have so little as it is...and now we're being asked to share!?!?
  • Mary Landrieu Campaign: Using 'Hate' TV ads against Bill Cassidy

    11/25/2014 8:23:31 PM PST · by topher · 17 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 · 33 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 · 33 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 SaturdayÂ’s early voting results (Saturday was the first day of early voting in advance of the Dec. 6 runoffs)Â… 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 Dietzel’s 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 Cassidy’s 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 doesn’t 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 Landrieu’s (D) campaign in the Louisiana Senate runoff election has fallen flat. The endangered Democrat’s “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 Landrieu’s efforts are falling short. “It didn’t 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 Landrieu’s 41. It’s 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 Landrieu’s 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) Landrieu’s 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, “I’m finished.” Sifting through the wreckage on the Senate floor last week, the same words could have come from Louisiana’s 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 Landrieu’s (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 don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “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 Landrieu’s behalf in the general, has not spent a single dollar in the past week, according...