Cassidy vs Landrieu: How will their fiscal cliff votes affect the 2014 Louisiana Senate race?

Lamar Parmentel:

Thanks Prof Mann for setting the 2014 table!

Originally posted on Something Like the Truth:

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, standing in f...

Sen. Mary Landrieu

So, Sen. Mary Landrieu voted for the fiscal cliff deal in the Senate. Her likely Republican opponent, Baton Rouge Congressman Bill Cassidy, did not.

Northeast Louisiana Rep. Rodney Alexander, a Republican, and New Orleans-Baton Rouge Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat, were the only Louisiana members to support the bipartisan deal in the House.

But it’s the votes of Landrieu and Cassidy that are the most interesting because the fiscal cliff could be an issue in the 2014 Senate race and influence Landrieu’s re-election bid.

In one sense, the votes don’t change the equation at all.  Landrieu is a Democrat and was expected to support the deal. Even her Republican Louisiana counterpart, David Vitter, voted for the plan that raised income taxes on people earning more than $400,000.

Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA)

Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA) (Photo credit: republicanconference)

And Cassidy, who once had a reputation around Baton…

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www.dailykingfish.com lead curator; enjoyer of bourbon, the dynasty and the beverage. Reside in New Orleans. Louisiane peut vivre éternellement

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Roberto Winzer

    Mary has done a great job by representing the people here of ” Louisiana” I can truly say that, as a boy, I can remember her name ringing in our community about how she was always willing to help others. This is what counts!!! We need more Representatives like Mary who has the people on her heart when shes making those choices to better our state. I just want to say, Mary, I support you and I’m looking forward to your Re-Election!!!. Roberto Winzer.

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