Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to attend a fundraiser on Jan. 19 co-hosted by a former senator who now works for a company that lobbies on behalf of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Republican Bill Cassidy handedly defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in the runoff for the Louisiana Senate seat Saturday, according to the Associated Press and other sources.
The victory ousted Landrieu from the seat she has held for 18 years. For the first time since she was 23 years old, Landrieu will not hold political office.
Landrieu’s fellow Democrats abandoned her, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which withdrew its $2 million ad buy for the runoff after Democrats lost control of the Senate in November. Her Senate colleagues also declined to join her in voting to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a last ditch failed attempt by Landrieu to demonstrate her “clout.”
Local radio hosts in Louisiana mocked Sen. Mary Landrieu for giving a poor interview immediately after having the embattled Democrat on the air on Wednesday.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu no longer talks about her clout in Washington. She’s only concerned about timesheets.
Conservative groups are running an aggressive final push in the runoff election for the Louisiana Senate seat, with additional ads hitting the airwaves Monday tying Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu to President Barack Obama’s policies.