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McCain campaigning with Cassidy in La. Senate race

2 years 1 week 2 days ago October 13, 2014 Oct 13, 2014 Monday, October 13 2014 October 13, 2014 10:43 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain is campaigning across Louisiana at veterans rallies in support of GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy.

In Baton Rouge on Monday, McCain described the Republican congressman as someone who will help improve veterans care and fight Obama administration policies.

Cassidy is locked in a tight race with Democratic third-term incumbent Mary Landrieu, who is targeted by the GOP in its effort to retake Senate control.

Landrieu's campaign touts the senator's work on veterans issues and her support for Louisiana's military facilities. McCain disagreed with that assessment, saying Landrieu too often supports what he described as the president's "failed" military strategy.

The election is Nov. 4. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the Senate seat will be decided in a December runoff.

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