Maness files legal challenge against Sen. Landrieu
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness filed a multiple compliants Friday against Sen. Mary Landrieu, continuing his claims that she should be disqualified for not living in Louisiana.
Rob Maness submitted the complaints to four parish district attorneys including Orleans, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammy and Ouachita parish. He claimed the home Landrieu listed in New Orleans should not count for her residency because it was her parents' home, and that her permanent address is the one she shares with her husband in Washington D. C.
"The Constitution, Louisiana law and common sense says candidates for Senate have to live here when they qualify - all of the evidence shows that Mary Landrieu doesn't live here," Maness said Friday.
Landrieu responded during memorial events in New Orleans to mark nine years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Crescent City, saying her history with the state speaks for itself. She said her opponents should stick to issues voters care about, such as coastal restoration and flood insurance.
"Anyone that knows the Landrieus knows that we've been here a long, long time, and we're not going anywhere," said Landrieu. "Maybe they're talking about this because they don't have much of a record to run on."
Landrieu faces Maness and Rep. Bill Cassidy as GOP challengers for her seat. Cassidy has made similar claims about Landrieu's residency status as part of his campaign.