GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat
BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has been promised a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.
The maneuver by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments - that voters need to re-elect her to keep her seniority on the committee that oversees the nation's oil and gas industry.
While she will no longer serve as the committee's chair in the GOP-led Senate in the next Congress, Landrieu has campaigned hard on her place as the committee's senior Democrat - and Cassidy's inability to get a seat on the panel as a freshman senator.
But McConnell told The Associated Press that he'll appoint Cassidy to the committee if he wins the Dec. 6 runoff.
The runoff is Saturday, December 6th.