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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • Polls lift GOP hopes in key Senate races in the South

    Polls lift GOP hopes in key Senate races in the South
    In the final stretch before Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans appear on solid footing in three key Senate races, according to new polls that show Democratic hopes of holding control of the Senate looking increasing faint. In Kentucky, Senate...
  • Mary Landrieu says the pundits and polls have it all wrong

    Mary Landrieu says the pundits and polls have it all wrong
    Mary L. Landrieu may be one of the most endangered Democrats in the U.S. Senate, but she gave no indication of that as she swept into a Baton Rouge union hall for a rally on the eve of one of her toughest elections. Landrieu dismissed polls showing...
  • Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck." The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
  • Landrieu banks on all politics being local in Louisiana

    Landrieu banks on all politics being local in Louisiana
    Mary Landrieu’s chances of hanging onto her Senate seat – and quite possibly her party’s chances of hanging onto the Senate -- depend on a surge of voter turnout here in this longtime Democratic stronghold where Landrieu is part of a...
  • Louisiana Senate: Landrieu, Cassidy headed for a runoff

    Louisiana Senate: Landrieu, Cassidy headed for a runoff
    The closely contested race for Senate in Louisiana is headed for a runoff next month, after none of the candidates received a majority of the vote Tuesday, according to Associated Press projections. It is a scenario Democratic incumbent Mary L. Landrieu...
  • Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote

    Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote
    Standing on a street of abandoned lots interrupted by the occasional dilapidated shotgun house, a campaign worker for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu looked down at the list of addresses where she was to knock on doors and assumed there had been a mistake. The...
  • The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?

    The GOP sucked up to the middle class -- but will it deliver?
    Will Saletan at Slate puts his finger on a fascinating development in the 2014 election: A slew of Republican Senate and House candidates ran on Democratic themes. These included poverty relief, black unemployment, equal pay for women, dismal middle-class...
  • On abortion, election delivered mixed messages

    On abortion, election delivered mixed messages
    The 2014 midterm election was a mixed bag for abortion rights supporters: Two out of three state ballot measures that would have regulated the procedure went down to defeat, but control of the U.S. Senate swung to the Republican Party, with its...
  • A look at voter turnout suggests 2016 won't be easy for Republicans

    After investing millions of dollars in data, analytics and their ground game in an attempt to avoid the bruising losses of the 2012 election cycle, Republicans faced a key test Tuesday: Could they match the Democrats' vaunted turnout operation? The...
  • Don't hold your breath for Mitch McConnell

    In what will no doubt be remembered as the understatement of the century so far, President Obama confessed at his news conference the day after the midterm elections: "There's no doubt that Republicans had a good night." A good night, sir? Republicans...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats
    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...