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Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago October 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014 Wednesday, October 15 2014 October 15, 2014 3:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

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.

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