MSNBC: ‘Mary Landrieu Basically Being Left on the Side of the Road’ by Democrats

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MSNBC’s Luke Russert said that Democrats have left embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) "on the side of the road" as she heads to a runoff election with Republican challenger Bill Cassidy on Saturday.

MSNBC host Steve Kornacki broke down Landrieu’s electoral history and poll numbers, saying that "when you are a Democrat in the South, you are doing well to get a third of the white vote."

Landrieu only carried 18 percent of white voters during the 2014 midterms.

"The number of white voters in the south willing to vote Democratic, it's fallen like this in Louisiana, it's fallen like this in so many other Southern states," Kornacki said. "It's the reason Mary Landrieu is in trouble, and for Democrats in most of the South right now, [offices are] unwinnable at the statewide level."

Kornacki claimed that politics in the South have been "polarized along racial and partisan lines," echoing Landrieu's implication that Southern voters were both racist and sexist.

Russert concluded that Landrieu should "not do so much damage" to her brother, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, as he mulls a run for Louisiana Governor in 2015.

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