The fate of Mary Landrieu and the Louisiana US Senate race is now two weeks away and is interrupted by Thanksgiving holiday season and then Christmas festivities. From all indications, Bill Cassidy, her opponent has a commanding lead. But, Mary Landrieu has made some strong comebacks in the past, so can she do it again?
President Barack Obama is once again doing no favor for the Mary Landrieu for US Senate campaign. Nor did he help his party during the November elections landslide.
Almost overnight, the approval of the Keystone pipeline has become a key issue in Louisiana’s cantankerous senatorial runoff campaign. Incumbent Mary Landrieu is leading the charge in the U.S. Senate, while challenger Dr. Bill Cassidy is trying to one up Landrieu by being the Keystone champion in the House of Representatives. So two questions. Where have both of these candidates been with such an important issue all these many months? And is building the pipeline the huge job creator and economic bonanza that both candidates say it is?
Below are statements from a liberal group praising the US Senate’s vote today to block the Keystone Pipeline and another statement from a Latino group also blasting Senator Mary Landrieu for her efforts to pass the pipeline.
The U.S. Senate rejected Senator Mary Landrieu’s appeal to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote which exceeded 41 votes. For the legislation to have succeeded, backers needed 60 votes for approval.
Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana had appealed to the Senate members to approve the legislation that has been tied up for six years.
The Louisiana US Senate Race moving fast towards the end with charges being made by both parties.
The Keystone Pipe political war continues today as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu fight the campaign PR battles.
Early Friday, the Louisiana GOP sent out this email statement:
Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu voted against Senate Majority Leader for House Majority Leader, today, fulfilling a decision reversal she suggested during the last US Senate debate prior to the US Elections.
As the Landrieu-Cassidy-Keystone Pipeline drama is now playing out in Washington DC, in Louisiana and throughout the nation, I am not sure if we are watching government in action or a political partisan circus.
Remember the days when candidates for U.S Senator or Governor would speak to thousands of supporters at weekend rallies all over Louisiana? Huey Long was the master, mainly because he promised he’d give voters just about anything they wanted. A long line of colorful politicians followed in Huey’s wake. But those days seem to be long gone and forgotten.