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  • 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 »
  • Roadside accident kills Landrieu campaigner

    December 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... 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 »
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    November 18, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State... 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 »
  • Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

    November 12, 2014 3:03 PM

    ATLANTA - Some black political leaders are unhappy that Democrats kept their distance from President Barack Obama during the midterm election campaigns. They say it caused a lack of enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party's base of voters. They point to losses in Senate races in... 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 »
  • Hillary Clinton rallies with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    November 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fire up her Democratic base, Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting some big name help from Hillary Rodham Clinton with only days remaining before Election Day. The former secretary of state and likely 2016 presidential candidate was the draw Saturday at a rally for Landrieu in... more »
  • John Breaux on the road with Sen. Mary Landrieu

    October 31, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu. Breaux, a Crowley native and now a Washington lobbyist, was traveling Friday to get-out-the-vote events around... 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 »
  • Democrats look for hope in votes cast early

    October 27, 2014 3:51 PM

    ATLANTA - Democrats hold early voting leads in a handful of states that will help determine who controls the U.S. Senate in January. But Republicans have narrowed their historical gap in Iowa, where Joni Ernst is vying for a Democratic-held Senate seat. The GOP also maintains that its overall strength... 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 »
  • 2 candidates square off in first La. Senate debate

    October 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race have met in their first televised debate. Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, one of her Republican opponents, debated Thursday night in New Orleans which was taped for airing Friday night on WDSU-TV. Landrieu... more »
  • Landrieu seeking support from college-age voters

    October 1, 2014 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs. The Democratic incumbent, locked in a tight race for re-election, is making stops at colleges in Baton Rouge, New Orleans... more »
  • Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

    September 30, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection. The senator, locked in a tight race for a fourth term, is pushing back... 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 leader presses for more Landrieu flight detail

    September 17, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the Republican National Committee is calling on U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to release all records of her taxpayer-funded charter flights for an independent review. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday if the three-term Democratic incumbent is unwilling to yield to such scrutiny, she should... 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 »
  • Landrieu repays part of questioned travel costs

    September 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says her campaign has reimbursed the federal government nearly $34,000 for flights she took that included political fundraising events dating to 2002. Landrieu says Friday that she apologizes and takes full responsibility for "mistakes stemming from sloppy bookkeeping." Landrieu is seeking a... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Judge tosses challenge to Sen. Landrieu residency

    September 5, 2014 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state judge in Louisiana has thrown out a challenge to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's qualification to run for re-election in Louisiana. District Judge Wilson Fields ruled Friday that Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis' lawsuit claiming the three-term Democratic senator lives in Washington and not Louisiana was... more »
  • Bill Clinton raising money for Sen. Mary Landrieu

    September 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting fundraising help this weekend from a Democratic Party heavyweight, popular former President Bill Clinton. Clinton is the special guest at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser being held Saturday in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for Landrieu and the Democratic State Central... 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 »
  • State GOP files ethics complaint against Landrieu

    September 2, 2014 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican Party has filed a complaint against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu with the Senate's ethics committee about her use of private chartered planes. The complaint, filed Tuesday by party executive director Jason Dore, accuses Landrieu of violating federal law by billing her taxpayer-funded Senate office... 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 reimbursing Senate for charter flights

    August 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is under scrutiny for billing private chartered planes to her Senate office when she used the flights to attend campaign fundraisers. The Democratic senator spent $3,200 in taxpayer money for a flight from New Orleans to Lake Charles for a November fundraiser, though... 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 hit on her support of abortion rights

    August 5, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At election time, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu always has a tricky line to walk on abortion. She's balancing her Catholic faith and Louisiana's strong anti-abortion stances with her Democratic politics and her support of abortion rights. Heading into the Nov. 4 election, Landrieu's critics are hoping to... 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 »
  • Cassidy edges closer to Landrieu in campaign cash

    July 15, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well. The Democratic incumbent is heading into the most heated portion of the Senate race with a narrowing advantage in her cash on hand. Landrieu's campaign... more »
  • Gifford's gun control group backs up Landrieu

    June 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senator Mary Landrieu gets support from a gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to expand gun sale background checks in Louisiana. The organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, said it will back a slate of mostly Democratic efforts to promote stricter gun purchasing requirements that recently... more »
  • Landrieu pushing bill to limit coastal fund use

    May 14, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is urging senators to support a House-approved bill that would limit the use of Louisiana's coastal protection fund. Gov. Bobby Jindal has used the fund as a way to circumvent restrictions on the use of surplus dollars and other patchwork funds that must... more »
  • Senators pushing for Keystone pipeline vote

    May 1, 2014 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Democratic Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is joining with Republicans to authorize the immediate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Landrieu and Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota introduced the legislation and expect a vote within the coming days. They say they have the support of... more »
  • House passes flood insurance relief

    January 15, 2014 10:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- The U.S. House approved a spending bill that also included relief for homeowners struggling to deal with increasing flood insurance rates. Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) pushed the legislation through the House. The Senate is also expected to approve a four-year delay of rate hikes. The amendment... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy bill delays flood insurance hikes

    January 14, 2014 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill. But other changes to the federal flood insurance program, including higher premiums on vacation homes and frequently flooded properties... more »
  • Landrieu launches TV ads

    December 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has launched her first TV ads in her bid for re-election. The new ad talks about her push to keep people from losing their health insurance because of the federal health care overhaul. Landrieu takes credit for President Obama's decision to... more »
  • Seabaugh decides against U.S. Senate race

    November 4, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state representative who was considering running for the U.S. Senate has decided against it. Republican State Rep. Alan Seabaugh of Shreveport is endorsing Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in the 2014 race against Democrat Mary Landrieu. Seabaugh's decision helps clear the Republcian side of the race for... more »
  • Tea party group endorses Maness over Cassidy

    October 28, 2013 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A national conservative group has endorsed Republican candidate Rob Maness in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, choosing him over Congressman Bill Cassidy. In announcing the endorsement Monday, Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director Matt Hoskins says Maness offers the best choice to defeat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu "because he's... more »
  • Landrieu: State dragging its feet on health revamp

    August 14, 2013 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana officials are dragging their feet in helping put in place the health care changes required by the federal Affordable Care Act. Landrieu said Wednesday that the state should have taken the lead in creating the health insurance marketplace for people to... more »
  • Landrieu, Cassidy report latest fundraising number

    July 9, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has outpaced her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, in the latest fundraising cycle for the 2014 Senate race. But both candidates raised more than $1 million in the fundraising period from April through June 30, according to information released Tuesday by... more »
  • Jindal says no to US Senate race in 2014

    July 8, 2013 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite consistent speculation about his interest, Gov. Bobby Jindal said he has no plans to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu next year. The Republican governor offered a definitive rejection of the idea that he wanted to return to Congress, saying, "Absolutely not, emphatically no." He... more »
  • New challenger enters Senate race

    May 14, 2013 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville says he plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year, seeking to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Rob Maness, a Republican who said he works for Entergy Services Inc. and owns a family farm, announced his candidacy Monday.... more »
  • Cassidy running for US Senate in 2014

    April 2, 2013 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is running for the Senate next year, seeking to keep Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu from a fourth term. Cassidy, a Baton Rouge doctor elected to Congress in 2008, will release a video Wednesday announcing his candidacy. The video was provided to... more »
  • Landrieu: Jindal an obstructionist on Medicaid

    February 26, 2013 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Gov. Bobby Jindal's refusal to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program is tied to his presidential ambitions at the expense of benefits for Louisiana. The Democratic senator accused the Republican governor of obstructionism. Landrieu said Jindal seems adamant about putting his political future ahead of... more »
  • Senator plans post office visits

    May 4, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's office says the senator planned visits to post offices in Moss Bluff and Lafayette. Friday's visits were set after Landrieu wrote to the Postmaster General, urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend the current moratorium on post office and mail processing facility closures.... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu, Wendy Vitter to co-chair conference

    April 23, 2012 8:06 AM

    THIBODAUX - Louisiana's Democratic U.S. senator, Mary Landrieu, will be an honorary co-chair of an upcoming small business conference in Baton Rouge, along with Wendy Vitter, wife of Republican Sen. David Vitter. The two-day event, set for May 3-4, in Baton Rouge will be the Louisiana Women's Leaders Conference on... more »
  • Landrieu backs bill cutting baggage fees Play Video

    November 22, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, says people have been nickeled and dimed too much, which is why she's backing a bill to restrict some airline baggage fees. It would require airlines to allow one free, checked bag and one free, carry on bag. Senator Landrieu says bag... more »
  • Landrieu asks if $80M grant can be salvaged

    November 8, 2011 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is asking federal officials if Louisiana can reverse the loss of an $80 million grant to expand broadband Internet connections. The Democratic senator released a letter Tuesday that she sent to the U.S. Department of Commerce, asking if the state can appeal,... more »
  • La. judge denies O'Keefe permission to travel

    May 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate in New Orleans has refused to let conservative activist James O'Keefe make several trips outside New Jersey while he's on probation for a case in which he was accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office. Last week,... more »
  • Landrieu backs move to block Obama nominee

    February 17, 2011 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana's senior senator is supporting her colleague's move to place a hold on President Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until the Interior Department begins issuing drilling permits. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., placed a hold on Dan Ashe's nomination. Sen. Mary... more »
  • Small business owners seek opportunities at summit

    October 28, 2010 1:06 PM

    Small business owners filled the Baton Rouge River Center today to find out how they could take advantage of new tax cuts and other measures that were recently signed into law. Speakers at the Baton Rouge Small Business Summit included Senator Mary Landrieu, the chair of the Senate Small Business... more »
  • Avondale may be in line for more business

    September 16, 2010 5:48 PM

    Two members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say the U.S. Navy has agreed to move up the construction of double-hulled tankers from 2017 to 2014, giving the Avondale shipyard an opportunity to compete for new contracts. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Congressman Charlie Melancon said late Thursday that the Navy... more »
  • St. Helena parents seek alternatives to busing situation

    August 25, 2010 10:14 PM

    The day started with Senator Mary Landrieu touring the St. Helena Parish schools and ended with possible solutions to the busing controversy. News 2’s Kristy Davis got answers on the new alternatives. more »
  • Senator vows to help St. Helena schools

    August 25, 2010 7:06 PM

    Senator Mary Landrieu laid eyes on St. Helena Central High School and St. Helena Elementary School Wednesday and called the facilities deplorable, vowing to get the schools what they need to improve. "These are some of the worst in the state," said Landrieu, suggesting to the pricipal that she... more »
  • Senator Landrieu Asks For Small Business Loans

    May 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    Senator Mary Landrieu has asked the Administrator of Small Business Administration, Karen Mills, for financial help, for those small businesses who are financially impacted by the oil spill. Here is what it says: April 30, 2010 VIA FACSIMILE & FIRST-CLASS MAIL The Honorable Karen G.... more »
  • Delay sought for hearing in Landrieu office case

    April 13, 2010 2:52 PM

    Lawyers for the four activists accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office, are seeking to postpone their arraignments on reduced charges. James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan are set to be arraigned April 21 on misdemeanor charges of... more »
  • La. Senator to visit Haiti

    April 3, 2010 3:29 PM

    Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu will travel with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on Monday. The trip includes a visit to the Rose Mina Orphanage to see the condition of children who have been separated from their families. The Members of... more »
  • La. senators split over health care reform

    March 4, 2010 5:05 AM

    Louisiana's U.S. senators are split down party lines over President Barack Obama's proposal for a vote on a health care overhaul. Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu favors going ahead with the vote while Sen. David Vitter doesn't. President Barack Obama wants Congress to use the so-called reconciliation process, which would let... more »
  • Landrieu apologizes to La. health secretary

    March 2, 2010 10:50 AM

    Sen. Mary Landrieu apologized to Louisiana's health secretary for suggesting that he should leave his post. A spokesman for Landrieu says the senator called Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine on Monday to apologize. In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Landrieu said of Levine, "I just think... more »
  • Landrieu to support Louisiana judicial nominees

    February 24, 2010 5:22 AM

    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she'll be speaking in support of two judicial nominees for federal courts in Louisiana. Landrieu says she will introduce Brian Jackson and Elizabeth Erny Foote at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Landrieu recommended both nominees. Jackson is a U.S. District... more »
  • Four charged in Landrieu phone scheme

    January 26, 2010 1:53 PM

    Four people have been arrested and accused by the FBI of trying to interfere with the telephone system in the New Orleans office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, federal authorities said. An FBI affidavit says the incident happened Monday. At least two of the suspects were dressed in work clothes... more »
  • Vitter blocking appointments

    January 10, 2010 4:37 PM

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter is blocking the confirmation of two of President Barack Obama's nominations in Louisiana until he is assured the President won't remove a high-profile U.S. attorney in New Orleans. The two candidates are Brian Jackson for a judgeship in Baton Rouge, and Genevieve Lynn May as... more »
  • Louisiana shipyard wins Coast Guard contract

    December 16, 2009 7:11 AM

    Louisiana's Bollinger Shipyards has won a $141 million contract to produce three ships for the U.S. Coast Guard. The ships are part of the Coat Guard's plans to build 58 Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters to replace the aging 110-foot island-class patrol boat fleet. Senator Mary Landrieu, who helped... more »

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