Louisiana Senate Race

Mary Landrieu Loses to GOP's Cassidy

Andrea Drusch, National Journal

Bill Cassidy's win stretches the GOP's gain in the Senate to nine seats. Rep. Bill Cassidy garnered 712,330 votes, or 56%; Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D) got 561,099 votes, or 44%.

Repub. Cassidy Crushing Landrieu by 24 Pts.

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

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.

Landrieu Behind After La. Early Voting

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Early voting didn’t bring good news for Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) hopes of surviving her Dec. 6 runoff against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R).

Palin, Phil Robertson Boost Cassidy's LA Sen. Campaign

Cole Avery, NOLA.com

Political observers believe Cassidy is doing the right thing by aligning himself with Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson and the right wing of the party to earn that support.

Landrieu: My State's Kinda Racist & Sexist

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Sen. Mary Landrieu said, “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for [Obama] to present himself in a positive light as a leader.” She added that women have faced challenges also.

With 1 Week to Go, GOP's Confidence Grows

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Repubs. are all but assured of winning the open seats vacated by retiring Democrats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia and have a very good chance of ousting Dem. incumbents in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado and Louisiana.

Are Big 3 Senate Races Slipping From Dems?

James Hohmann, Politico

A month out from the election, Republicans are seeing subtle but perceptible signs that contests in Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana — all three pivotal in the battle for the Senate — are finally breaking their way.

How Far Will The GOP Wave Go?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

R's retain big leads to pick up 3 open seats in Romney-carried states: WV, Mont., SD. Repub. nominees moved ahead of 3 Dem. incumbents in Romney states (AK, AR, LA) & in 2 target states carried by Obama (CO, IA). Only in NC has the Repub. not yet overtaken the Dem.

RNC Chair to Landrieu: Open Your Books or Pay Taxpayers Back for Flights

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Reince Priebus said Landrieu should "either reimburse taxpayers for every penny of the $300,000 she's charged them for air travel from '02 to March of '14... [or] open all of her records up to the public" in an exclusive statement. 

Landrieu Subpoenaed to Defend La. Residency Claims

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

Louisiana Dem. Sen. Mary Landrieu has been issued a subpoena for a court hearing Fri. to defend her state residency claims. Landrieu, who is Louisiana's only remaining statewide Dem. official, is considered one of the most vulnerable lawmakers running for re-election this fall.

Senate Spoilers: 6 States to Watch for 3rd-Party Candidates

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

As both Dems & Repubs. calculate their odds of a Senate majority, several 3rd party candidates are complicating their math. Popular dissatisfaction with both parties, and bitter campaigns, have helped boost 3rd-party candidates in a number of states into the high single digits.

Will the US Chamber Back Dem. Mary Landrieu?

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

Avowed enemy of conservatives and champion of corporate welfare the US Chamber of Commerce is reportedly considering backing Dem. Mary Landrieu over Bill Cassidy in the LA Sen. race. NY Times columnist Joe Nocera may have inadvertently leaked plans on the part of the Chamber to back Landrieu.