How important is seniority in the U.S. Senate, particularly the type of longevity that allows a government official to acquire power to help the constituents back home?
We now know that both New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his sister, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) are big dancers. In fact, both of them have been captured on video doing the “wobble,” a popular dance routine.
One of the major questions, apparently never asked and certainly not answered in the Louisiana US Senate race and in other races during this mid-term election is this—what would happen to healthcare in this country should Obamacare be repealed?
The race for Louisiana’s senior Senate seat is almost over. After what seems like a lifetime of mudslinging by the candidates, voters will go to the polls and make a decision. Will Senator Mary Landrieu (D) hold on to the seat she has held for eighteen years or will she be unseated by a Baton Rouge congressman, Bill Cassidy (R)? A third candidate, Rob Maness (R), is playing the role of a spoiler to Bill Cassidy. There are also a number of minor candidates who will get few votes.
A new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll further collaborates what so many other prior polls have indicated to date--Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is most likely headed into a runoff, her opponent will likely be Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and the votes against her could catapult an opponent into a open primary victory or at worse, in the drivers' seat going into a December runoff for US Senate.
POLITICO: LANDRIEU’S EFFECTIVENESS
The Mary Landrieu campaign is circulating an article by Politico that highlights the effectiveness of her Energy Committee and her Homeland Security committee and her role as a legislator. According to a Politico infographic, she is one of the most effective Senators in terms of co-sponsoring successful legislation during the “do nothing” Congress.
The Cassidy campaign and the Republicans have dismissed her effectiveness or “clout”, claiming she has been a puppet of Obama and would be backing Harry Reed for Senate Majority Leader and thus, whatever clout she might have will hurt Louisiana.
Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and intense polling confirmation that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign was on the ropes, expect now that Louisiana Democrats will engage in the most terrific mudslinging ever seen in the state in order to stop Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy from poaching her current seat.
The first US Senatorial campaign televiseed debate, where all of the three candidates appeared, is now history. On Tuesday evening, the three discussed the issues in a relatively civil and controlled forum.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
It is election time again and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and most of the other Democrat Senate candidates are campaigning on a moderate platform that does not correspond to their liberal voting record.