Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is backing U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race, choosing the Democratic incumbent over her closest Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
The association announced its endorsement Friday, after a vote was taken this week during the sheriffs' annual conference in Florida.
In a statement, Michael Ranatza, executive director of the association, said Landrieu's "senior status" and her continued support for the sheriffs throughout her career were deciding factors.
The sheriffs also endorsed Landrieu, who is running for a fourth term in the Nov. 4 election, during her 2002 and 2008 campaigns.
An association spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a question about how many sheriffs voted for Landrieu and how many voted to endorse Cassidy or Republican and tea party favorite Rob Maness.
(Image: SENATE AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS ALONG WITH ADVOCACY GROUPS TO URGE SENATE PASSAGE OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS AC, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from sdmc's photostream)
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Lee High School will get football program next year
Locals pack the streets for White Light Night
Saying goodbye: Beauregard Gallery and Bistro closing its doors
'You have our attention': Police hold press conference amid crime wave in...
Mayor pushing new tax proposal for traffic improvement