Is the Louisiana Senate race at a turning point?

  // Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:18 //

Even more directly, Landrieu was outraised in the last quarter by Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and now finds herself with less cash on hand than the conservative doctor.

Landrieu has dismissed the brouhaha over her charter flights as a bookkeeping issue, but political insiders in the Bayou State say the self-inflicted wound has redefined the race.

“At first, I didn’t think it would be of any consequence, but it actually blew up and got a lot more publicity than I thought it would,” said Bernie Pinsonat, a Louisiana pollster who has worked for both Republicans and Democrats.

“There’s a trend here. She can apologize all she wants, but it has clearly hurt her.”

“It’s almost unbelievable what has happened,” Pinsonat added, calling it the “first opportunity for Cassidy to take command of this campaign.

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