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

Thanks Prof Mann for setting the 2014 table!

Something Like the Truth

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.

And Cassidy, who once had a reputation around Baton Rouge as a fairly moderate Democrat, has firmly repositioned himself…

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

  1. Roberto Winzer says:

    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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