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  • Mary Landrieu Is Losing Her Reelection Bid By 16 Points Prompting MSNBC Reporter Asks “Are You A Lost Cause?”

    Mary Landrieu is likely going to lose her runoff election on December 6th to her Republican challenger Bill Cassidy. According to internal polling, Representative Bill Cassidy is leading Landrieu by 56 percent to 40 percent. Cassidy’s lead is outlined in a survey by Magellan Strategies.

    Landrieu has been embarrassing herself lately by calling for a vote for the completion of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Her political strategy is to be able to show herself working with Congressional Republicans in order to get something passed on behalf of Louisiana voters.

    But nobody is buying Landrieu’s ploy, not even MSNBC.

    At a press conference Thursday, MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt brought up the fact that Landrieu has lost financial backing from national Democrats and that her own party’s leadership isn’t supportive of her Keystone XL pipeline ploy. “Your leaders are not standing with you today. Are you a lost cause?” Hunt asked.

    “I don’t believe I am,” Landrieu responded. “Of course I’ve stood against my leadership when I’ve had to, and this is one of those times.”

    Hunt continued to question whether Mary Landrieu’s last minute support for the Keystone XL pipeline could help her overcome the massive deficit she faces against her Republican opponent. “It’s possible she could end up with an electorate that is different than the one we saw earlier this month,” Hunt added. “On the other hand, the number of black voters in Louisiana has been declining, so I think she finds herself in a tougher position than before.”

    On Tuesday Alaska voters made Mr. Dan Sullivan, 49, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and a former assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush, there Senator. With Sullivan’s win, the GOP have now picked up eight Senate seats.

    Landrieu’s loss will make that number grow to nine.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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