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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 3, 2009 11:43 AM
Millions of dollars in Medicaid money for Louisiana may be removed from health care reform legislation in the Senate. Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, introduced an amendment Wednesday to strip a provision in the bill that would send $100 million to Louisiana. Critics say the money was included in the... more »
November 21, 2009 8:00 PM
The Senate will debate health care legislation.
Thanks in part to Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, who's vote helped give Democrats a 60 vote majority, the controversial health care reform bill cleared an important hurdle and intense Republican opposition.
The bill now goes to the Senate floor, where it... more »
November 4, 2009 5:50 PM
There's a push to give mortgage relief to homeowners dealing with Chinese drywall. A resolution in the U.S. Senate would encourage banks and mortgage companies to give homeowners a break on payments so they can move somewhere else while the drywall issue is worked out. It was proposed by senators... more »
September 30, 2009 4:58 PM
The 2009 NCAA National Champion LSU Tigers baseball team was greeted by Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House today.
The team also posed for a photo with members of Louisiana's congressional delegation and their staff, while visiting the Capitol building and other national monuments on their victory... more »