Mary Landrieu

WRKF
11:26 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 4:49 pm

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.


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3:09 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy Criticizes Landrieu's Keg Assist

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy says Sen. Landrieu shouldn't have helped a LSU football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party.
Ellen L. Carmichael Twitter

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's leading Republican opponent says she shouldn't have helped a Louisiana State University football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party.

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said people shouldn't applaud the widely circulated photo of Landrieu holding a spigot to pour beer into a man's mouth.

Citing his work as a doctor and his role as a parent, the GOP congressman said Wednesday that "keg stands" and other binge-drinking activities should be discouraged and are not "something to celebrate."

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7:37 am
Tue September 23, 2014

No Endorsements Between Landrieu And Edwards

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Credit Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Two of Louisiana’s most high-profile Democrats are not endorsing each other’s campaigns this year.

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says she’s not endorsing former Governor Edwin Edwards in his race for Congress in District 6.

And Edwards is not endorsing Landrieu’s campaign against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.

Edwards, who served almost 10 years for extortion and bribery, is running against a dozen others for Cassidy’s seat.

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WRKF
4:51 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal

Sen. Mary Landrieu spoke at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Senator Mary Landrieu says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at an Oct. 2013 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu's support for the Affordable Care Act is center stage in her campaign for a fourth Senate term.
Evan Vucci AP

With only four days left before the March 31 enrollment deadline, the White House is kicking into high gear trying to round up more Affordable Care Act enrollees – and Louisiana got special attention Thursday.

Why? Enrollment in the federal healthcare exchange there has lagged behind other states and, perhaps as important, citizens are getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu gears up for a tight race in November.

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7:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Senator Landrieu Among Those Banned From Russia

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

The Russian government has not released its reason for banning Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu and eight other officials from the country. But there are at least two possibilities: orphans and energy.

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Politics
2:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has won some conservative supporters in her state, but her support for Obamacare is putting her re-election at risk.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

If Democrats are going to keep their majority in the Senate, they'll need to hang on to a few critical seats they hold in conservative states.

Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has one of those, and like some of her colleagues up for re-election, her support of the Affordable Care Act could be the mountain to overcome this fall.

The question for Landrieu is: Will Louisiana voters define her by Obamacare, or judge her on the entire record she's built over nearly two decades as a senator?

For Some, Obamacare's A Dealbreaker

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Politics
7:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Senator Vitter Announces Run For Governor's Office; Mary Landrieu Reacts

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Kevin Dietsch UPI / Landov

Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he’ll be running for governor next year. He’s telling supporters he can have a bigger impact in Baton Rouge than in Washington.

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WRKF
12:18 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

US Senate Committee Reconsiders Flood Insurance Hikes

Louisianians may find solace from impending increases in flood insurance rates as Sen. Mary Landrieu’s bill to prevent those hikes heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration at its Thursday meeting.

Landrieu chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee of Appropriations, which passed the bill to the larger body Tuesday.

The measures are included in the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for next fiscal year. Called the Strengthen, Modernize and Reform the National Flood Insurance Program, or SMART NFIP, the bill would postpone parts of last year’s Biggert-Waters Act.

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Arts & Culture
10:47 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sen. Landrieu Introduces Adoption Documentary

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is promoting a documentary about international adoption.

The Louisiana Democrat is the mother of two adopted children and the wife of a man adopted from overseas. She says many American families are willing to open their hearts and homes to children needing families all over the world, but the international adoption system "is broken and failing."

Landrieu introduced the film titled "Stuck" in Harahan on Monday night. She says it's about overseas children who are "stuck in orphanages, stuck in a system that doesn't work."

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