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With Senate Majority Lost, Democrats Dump Landrieu

By    |   Thursday, 06 Nov 2014 04:33 PM

National Democrats are pulling some of their advertising buys out of Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff race, Politico reported, citing three sources who are "tracking the air war."

The ads were previously planned to run through the first week of December in three large state markets, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, Politico said.

A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman made clear the party still supports Landrieu, even as her race is seen by some as less crucial after Republicans easily took control of the Senate majority.

"Mary Landrieu is a proven run-off winner and we support her 100 percent," DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky told Politico. "We are going to make ongoing determinations on how best to invest in the race. We made the initial reservation when there were concerns that the rates would skyrocket but they have stabilized, giving us more flexibility to make week-to-week decisions."

Landrieu's runoff opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, has agreed to one debate, set for Dec. 1, New Orleans' Times-Picayune reported. Landrieu had sought six.

Cassidy noted that Landrieu had connected herself with President Barack Obama rather than people in her home state who needed representation. "The issue here is who represents Louisiana and who represents President Obama. I know I am with Louisiana. Sen. Landrieu would know that if she actually met with people instead of staged media events. We will have a debate and we will discuss exactly that."

Landrieu's camp stressed that she was up for debating Cassidy head to head, noting this is where she shines in a campaign.

"This is the race that I have always wanted to run, Bill Cassidy [vs.] Mary Landrieu,'' Landrieu said as the runoff began in earnest, USA Today reported.

"The national race is over," she told reporters. "This race is about who is going to represent the 64 parishes.''

Landrieu, who has held her seat since 1997, earned 42 percent of the vote Tuesday while Cassidy picked up 40.96 percent. A third Republican in the race, Rob Maness drew close to 14 percent, forcing a runoff between the top two vote-getters.

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National Democrats are pulling some of their advertising buys out of Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff race, Politico reported, citing three sources who are tracking the air war.
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