Landrieu sticks to support of unpopular health law
BATON ROUGE - Even as another poll shows the federal health care law remains highly unpopular in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu has doubled down on her support for the revamp.
In the latest Senate race debate, the Democratic incumbent said while the signature initiative of President Barack Obama's administration needs adjustments, it will improve health care access.
Landrieu's Republican opponents, Rep. Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force colonel Rob Maness, both are campaigning on repeal of the health law. A new ad launched Tuesday by the national conservative group Crossroads GPS describes Landrieu's vote for the law as a betrayal to Louisiana.
With next week's election approaching, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released this week shows 62 percent of Louisiana voters surveyed believe the federal health law is "generally bad" for the state.