Louisiana Sen. Landrieu in Tight Race: 'Don't Count Me Out'

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:46 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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There was plenty of talk about America's energy future and the Keystone XL pipeline, but Sen. Mary Landrieu avoided any mention of Obamacare when she made her pitch on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" for why voters should send her back to Washington in the midterm elections.

Landrieu is in a tight battle to hold onto the Senate seat she's held since 1997. She predicted she would win because of her diligent efforts for the people of Louisiana.

"I am going to win. And it's because I work hard for the people of my state and really keep their interests in mind," the Louisiana Democrat said Tuesday. "Don't count me out."

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In 2009, Landrieu cast a critical vote that helped secure passage of Obamacare after winning additional financial concessions for her state. In 2013, she introduced legislation to amend parts of the healthcare law.

Among the arguments for why voters should re-elect her, Landrieu maintained that she was "one of the few" senators who worked to "find a common ground and compromise." She said people were "desperately searching for ways that Congress can work together."

"Getting rid of me and a few other people would not be good for the country and its future, in my view," she said.

A proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, Landrieu said the "process has been too slow" for its approval. She said she wanted "America to be energy independent," and that the potential had even taken people within the industry "by surprise."

The United States, working with Mexico and Canada, has the potential of an "energy powerhouse," Landrieu said.

The reticence of President Barack Obama to approve the project, she explained, could be due to "serious questions about how much it would contribute to . . . the deteriorating climate situation."

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