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  • Louisiana senator finds health care frustration at town hall Play Video

    June 30, 2017 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A town hall meeting held by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy to talk about flood recovery in Louisiana's capital city was at times derailed by people trying to pressure the Republican to vote against the Senate GOP's proposed health rewrite. Cassidy is a doctor who worked... more »
  • Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

    June 23, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators say they're studying the Senate GOP health plan. But advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on one of them, physician Bill Cassidy. Cassidy has indicated he has problems with the bill that... more »
  • Back on TV, Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

    May 9, 2017 7:39 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Kimmel zinged his critics as he returned to late-night TV, arguing again that all Americans deserve the level of health care given his infant son. Back on the air Monday after a week's absence, Kimmel said his son, Billy, is recovering well from open-heart surgery for... more »
  • Cassidy to host five town halls across southeast Louisiana

    February 20, 2017 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will host five town halls across South Louisiana this week. Tuesday, Cassidy will join FEMA and SBA officials in Livingston Parish to discuss flood relief for local residents. Later in the week, he will host town halls in Jefferson, Assumption, Lafourche and... more »
  • Louisiana congressmen speak on Trump's travel ban

    January 29, 2017 11:31 PM

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Clay Higgins released his statement Sunday regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order placing travel bans on people from seven Middle East countries. According to a KATC report, Higgins called the ban reasonable. “Radical Islamic terror should not be a partisan issue,” Higgins told KATC. “The... more »
  • Cassidy defends 'hostage' comment about Flint, Michigan

    September 23, 2016 6:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy is defending his comment that people in his flood-ravaged state deserve immediate help and should not be held "hostage" to Flint, Michigan, where residents are struggling with lead-poisoned water. The Republican told National Public Radio that Flint residents can be taken care of after... more »
  • La. congressional members ask for extension on new ID rules

    October 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Most of Louisiana's congressional delegation asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to let state residents continue to use their driver's licenses to enter federal courthouses and offices. Louisiana driver's licenses won't have all security measures of the decade-old REAL ID law in time for an Oct. 10... more »
  • Sen. Cassidy talks immigration, healthcare and more Play Video

    February 19, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been whirlwind few months for new U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. At the end of 2014, the then-representative defeated incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to earn a spot in the Senate. Now that he's been sworn in, he's in the think of debates over immigration, healthcare and energy.... more »
  • Landrieu talks of 'extraordinary peace' in election defeat

    December 11, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she's not "the least bit sad or the least bit afraid" of ending her 18-year career in the Senate, after an overwhelming defeat in her re-election bid. Landrieu gave her farewell speech Thursday to her Senate colleagues. She said while her departure... more »
  • AP: Bill Cassidy wins La. Senate seat

    December 6, 2014 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, giving the GOP another victory in the final election of the 2014 midterms. Cassidy's win in Louisiana's Saturday runoff pushes the Republican's new Senate majority to 54 seats in January and costs Democrats their last Senate seat in... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy make final campaign pitches Play Video

    December 5, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters head to the polls Saturday to select Louisiana's next U.S. senator, choosing between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. As the two candidates made their final campaign arguments to voters Friday, their approaches were strikingly different. Growing hoarse from non-stop campaign appearances over the... more »
  • Landrieu can't settle on message in Senate runoff

    December 5, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With hours to go before Saturday's runoff election in Louisiana, underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu is running through her talking points. Seniority and clout. Energy committee leadership. The Keystone XL pipeline. Her opponent's timesheets. And a slap at the national Democrats who abandoned her bid for reelection. She's... more »
  • Landrieu getting little help before Senate runoff

    December 4, 2014 11:37 AM

    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... more »
  • Ethics complaints lodged against Bill Cassidy

    December 3, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrats have filed ethics complaints against Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, alleging he misrepresented his medical work for the LSU hospital system. Complaints were filed Wednesday by the Louisiana Democratic Party, through a University of New Orleans faculty member, and by the American Democracy Legal Fund. Cassidy... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy get testy in final Senate debate

    December 2, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu questioned her Republican challenger Bill Cassidy's fitness for office in the last Senate race debate, as she struggled to overcome long odds in her re-election bid. Landrieu accused the GOP congressman Monday night of bilking taxpayers in his medical teaching work at the... more »
  • LSU to investigate claims against Cassidy Play Video

    December 1, 2014 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU spokesperson said Monday they will investigate Rep. Bill Cassidy's employment with the university following allegations he was paid for work he never did. Senator Mary Landrieu used the reports as she presses toward election day this Saturday in a tough runoff challenge by Cassidy.... more »
  • Cassidy has $1.3M for final days of Senate race

    November 26, 2014 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Cassidy's campaign released its latest fundraising report Wednesday, outlining donations and spending through Nov. 16. The report was due to the Federal Election... more »
  • GOP works to keep voters' interest for Senate race

    November 25, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has cast his ballot early, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen away from people's minds as they focus on the holidays. Cassidy is the front-runner in the race against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. He's hoping to maintain... more »
  • Texas governor to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 20, 2014 3:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be... more »
  • Rubio to rally with Senate candidate Bill Cassidy

    November 18, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign with Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy on Saturday, as early voting opens for the Dec. 6 runoff. Cassidy's campaign announced Tuesday that Rubio will attend two rallies this weekend, in Gonzales and Kenner, to urge people to vote early and to... more »
  • Landrieu-backed pipeline bill fails in Senate

    November 18, 2014 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Mary Landrieu-backed bill to fast-track approval on the Keystone XL pipeline failed to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and pass out of the Senate Tuesday night. Sen. Landrieu had the support of 14 Senate Democrats, and all 45 Senate Republicans voted... more »
  • Keystone Pipeline vote expected today

    November 17, 2014 10:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Maine independent Sen. Angus King is leaving open the possibility that he might support legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which appears to be just shy of the 60 votes needed to advance. King told reporters on the eve of a Senate vote that he is... more »
  • Cassidy gets tea party aid in Louisiana Senate bid

    November 10, 2014 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is getting an assist from a political newcomer who could give him a decided edge in his ongoing bid to oust Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Tea partyer Rob Maness is urging the more than 200,000 people who voted for him... more »
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    November 6, 2014 4:29 PM

    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... more »
  • Cassidy agrees to debate Landrieu on Dec. 1

    November 6, 2014 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday he will engage Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in a Dec. 1 debate. Landrieu challenged Cassidy to a total of six debates in the period leading up to the Dec. 6 runoff between the two candidates on election night.... more »
  • Landrieu faces tough fight in runoff Play Video

    November 5, 2014 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Political analysts who lean to the right and the left believe Mary Landrieu needs to change her strategy in order for her to have a chance in the December runoff. Tuesday night, Congressman Bill Cassidy fell right behind Landrieu, who is fighting for another term in office.... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy headed to runoff

    November 4, 2014 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy both vowed to gear up for their runoff challenge as results continued to come in Tuesday night in the Louisiana midterm Senate race. Landrieu pulled 42 percent of the vote while Cassidy picked up about 40 percent. Tea party-backed retired... more »
  • US Senate race at top of Louisiana ballot Tuesday

    November 3, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After an attack-heavy campaign season, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and her chief Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy were trying to wrangle last-minute votes in advance of Tuesday's election. Landrieu had rallies Monday in Alexandria and Baton Rouge, while Cassidy knocked on doors in the Baton Rouge neighborhood... more »
  • Landrieu embraces bringing federal dollars to La.

    October 30, 2014 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trying to combat the national undertones of Louisiana's Senate race, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is traveling the state this week on a sort of pork celebration tour. She's telling voters about the projects and aid she's delivered to Louisiana. The retail style of politicking has been Landrieu's... more »
  • Landrieu sticks to support of unpopular health law

    October 28, 2014 11:12 AM

    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... more »
  • Cassidy won't say who he backed in 6th District

    October 27, 2014 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After he cast his ballot in early voting, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy wouldn't say who he chose to replace him in Congress. Cassidy, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate, leaving his Baton Rouge-based 6th District seat up for grabs. Eleven candidates are vying for the... more »
  • Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    October 21, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns. Landrieu said Tuesday that while Ebola is a very serious situation, Republicans are using... more »
  • Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu

    October 20, 2014 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the most bipartisan and effective lawmakers in the Senate, offering a high-profile campaign boost ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period. Clinton sought to combat GOP claims that Landrieu was too closely tied... more »
  • Bill Clinton to campaign with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    October 17, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Landrieu's campaign hopes Clinton's visit to Baton Rouge on Monday will boost support for the three-term Democratic incumbent heading... more »
  • Cassidy says vote for Landrieu is vote for Obama

    October 15, 2014 10:16 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Aligned with the party of an unpopular president, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu sought to keep her distance from the Obama administration in the first TV debate featuring all three major contenders in Louisiana's Senate race. But she faced repeated claims Tuesday from her chief Republican challenger Bill Cassidy... more »
  • LSU to host final televised La. Senate debate

    October 14, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will host the final televised debate for candidates in Louisiana's Senate race on Wednesday, Oct. 29, according to a university spokesperson on Tuesday afternoon. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu will debate Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in the Holliday Forum... more »
  • Cassidy to participate in his first Senate race debate

    October 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The three main contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race are squaring off in a TV debate for the first time, with only three weeks to go until Election Day. Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and Republican retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness will take... more »
  • McCain campaigning with Cassidy in La. Senate race

    October 13, 2014 10:18 AM

    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... more »
  • Cassidy: Obama 'mishandled' Islamic State strategy

    October 8, 2014 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy says President Barack Obama has mishandled the U.S. effort to defeat the Islamic State group. Cassidy, a GOP congressman, said Wednesday that the president initially ignored the build-up of the extremist group and misjudged its strength. He repeated Republican criticism that Obama... more »
  • Cassidy slams union lawsuit over charter schools

    October 6, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is criticizing a teacher union for filing a lawsuit that could strip money for some charter schools from Louisiana's public school financing formula. Cassidy is the leading Republican candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race. He called on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is... more »
  • Landrieu highlighting opposition to sanctions bill

    September 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu traveled to the Citgo refinery near Lake Charles to highlight her successful stalling of a bill to impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. While the Democratic senator has been criticized as siding with Venezuelan leaders who have committed horrible abuses, she... more »
  • GOP says Landrieu charter flight review has holes

    September 15, 2014 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans say U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu fell short of her pledge to review all her taxpayer-funded private charter flights to make sure they complied with the law. The Democratic senator, seeking re-election on the November ballot, released a review of flights dating back to February 2002. Republicans,... more »
  • Cassidy agrees to 2 TV debates in the Senate race

    September 10, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has agreed to two statewide TV debates against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu in advance of the Nov. 4 election, fewer than the senator sought. The GOP congressman's spokesman John Cummins said Wednesday that Cassidy will face off with Landrieu and tea... more »
  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    September 9, 2014 2:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who says that Reid runs the Senate, quote, "like a plantation." Reid says the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is very insensitive and asks if Cassidy's been taking... more »
  • Cassidy says Reid runs 'Senate like a plantation'

    September 9, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness is calling on his fellow GOP contender in the race, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, to apologize for saying that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation." The quote was reported Tuesday by Environment & Energy Publishing. Maness,... more »
  • In La.'s Senate race, will the candidates debate?

    September 9, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With two months before November's election, the three major candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race have rarely appeared at the same events - and never in a head-to-head debate. How many of those will happen remains unclear. Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, seeking a fourth term in office,... more »
  • Ethics complaints filed about Cassidy reports

    September 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Democratic group has filed charges that Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has violated state and federal laws by filing conflicting personal income statements in 2008. The Advertiser reports The American Democracy Legal Fund filed the charges with the House Office of Congressional Ethics and the Louisiana... more »
  • Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    September 2, 2014 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio that criticizes Landrieu as siding with Venezuelan... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy, others qualify on opening day

    August 20, 2014 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, traded jabs over leadership and effectiveness as they signed up for the November election. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot opened Wednesday and continues through Friday. Landrieu, a Democrat, talked of her 18 years of... more »
  • Landrieu says taxpayer-funded flight a mistake Play Video

    August 13, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator Mary Landrieu found herself with some explaining to do regarding a chartered flight she took across the state last November that was paid for with taxpayer money. Her staff calls it a mistake but others are saying she should've known better. Senator Landrieu mistakenly used... more »
  • Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association

    August 1, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is backing U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race, choosing the Democratic incumbent over her closest Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. The association announced its endorsement Friday, after a vote was taken this week during the sheriffs' annual conference in Florida.... more »
  • Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

    July 28, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans. The Democratic incumbent supports the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies. Landrieu says it promotes trade, creates jobs and helps... more »
  • Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    July 21, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor. Rep. Paul Hollis, the St. Tammany Parish state lawmaker who recently dropped out of the race, announced Monday that he is endorsing Cassidy in the Nov. 4 election,... more »

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