Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race
LAFAYETTE - With her political future in jeopardy, Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a natural constituent base in her re-election bid: Louisiana's women.
The Democratic incumbent spoke Wednesday to 400 women in Lafayette -and a few men who came with them - in one of a series of events around Louisiana targeting female voters and asking for their support Nov. 4.
Landrieu, seeking a fourth term, is under fire from Republicans nationally in their effort to retake control of the U.S. Senate. Her chief competitor is Republican Bill Cassidy, a congressman from Baton Rouge.
Speaking to the female crowd, Landrieu highlighted her support for a minimum wage increase and equal pay legislation. She also continued to talk about her clout in Congress and sought to distance herself from President Barack Obama.