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Sen. Landrieu: Democrats 'Walked Away' From My Senate Race

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Dec 2014 11:06 PM

With Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu trailing her Republican challenger ahead of a runoff election later this week, she has accused national Democrats of abandoning her.

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy held a 15-point lead over Landrieu in a recent poll.

"I am extremely disappointed in the Democratic Senatorial [Campaign] Committee. I've said that. You know, they just walked away from this race," Landrieu said in a Washington Post story.

The runoff election, scheduled for Saturday, came about because neither candidate earned a majority of the vote on midterm election day last month.

Republicans picked up eight seats in the Senate to seize control of the chamber for the next Congress. After that, the DSCC stopped its advertisements in support of Landrieu, leaving her severely outmatched in the spending department: the Post writes that she had about $216,000 from groups to work with, compared with the $1.4 million the National Republican Senatorial Committee will have spent on Cassidy by Saturday's election.

Landrieu first took office in 1997 and has since been elected twice more, but her bid for a fourth term appears in jeopardy.

A Landrieu ad released this week said that if Cassidy wins, the GOP "will impeach" President Barack Obama once the new Congress takes office next month.

Narrated by Rep. Cedric Richmond, the ad asks: "Have you heard the crazy stuff Bill Cassidy, Bobby Jindal, and the Republicans are always saying about President Obama?"

"They have shown our president so much disrespect. They said he wasn't a U.S. citizen, they even sued him — and if Cassidy wins, they will impeach him."

On Monday, a black conservative group said it had proof that the father of Landrieu's chief-of-staff urged citizens to vote twice in the general election last month.

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