No doubt about the clout
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s clout in the United States Senate has reached new heights as she becomes chairwoman of the powerful Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The Senate Democratic Caucus voted last week to honor Landrieu with the position, and the full Senate approved in a formality vote.
Wielding the gavel for the Energy Committee puts the state’s senior senator among the most powerful who chair the Senate’s 16 Standing Committees.
The Louisiana US Senate race has been and will certainly be full of surprises.
Quixotically, state Rep. Paul Hollis has launched himself into the U.S. Senate race of next year. Unless he’s entirely misreading the political environment, it can’t be because he thinks absent something on the order of a miracle he can win.