Landrieu getting little help before Senate runoff
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is heading toward her Saturday runoff against Republican congressman Bill Cassidy with almost no financial help from outside allies.
How disparate is their support? In all, 97 cents of every political dollar spent outside the two campaigns since Nov. 5 has been to help Cassidy.
Landrieu's backers all but walked away from her after she failed to capture the majority of the vote on Nov. 4. Under Louisiana law, that put her into a runoff with Cassidy.
Since then, Republicans have spent heavily to boost the three-term House member.
Federal Election Commission reports show outside groups have spent $7.6 million to help Cassidy. Landrieu backers have spent just $264,000 during the last month.