Bill Clinton raising money for Sen. Mary Landrieu
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting fundraising help this weekend from a Democratic Party heavyweight, popular former President Bill Clinton.
Clinton is the special guest at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser being held Saturday in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana.
Landrieu, seeking a fourth term, is in a tough re-election fight with main Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and with Republican and tea party favorite Rob Maness.
GOP leaders have targeted Louisiana's Senate seat this election, hoping a Landrieu defeat will help them regain control of the U.S. Senate.
Clinton's star power and high approval ratings could help Landrieu boost her campaign coffers after the most recent finance reports showed Cassidy had slightly more money in the bank.
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