Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats' campaign committee is canceling planned television ads to help Sen. Mary Landrieu in her runoff campaign against Republican Bill Cassidy. But Democratic officials say they still support the endangered incumbent.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had booked nearly $2 million in TV ads to run after Tuesday's election, but they dumped the reservation on Thursday. A spokesman for the committee says officials will review spending decisions on a weekly basis.
Republicans rushed to the airwaves after neither Landrieu nor Cassidy won 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's multi-candidate race. The runoff is Dec. 6.
A group backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to spend more than $2 million against Landrieu, and Senate Republicans' campaign arm has set aside $2.8 million in airtime.