Push Through the Political Headwinds and Reelect Senator Landrieu

Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:32:51PM

Senator Landrieu speaking at the launch of the Minorities in Energy Initiative in 2013By: ENERGY.GOV
Of all the Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may have one of the toughest hurdles to overcome if she is going to claim victor this November. The three term Senator represents a state that is tilting heavier to the right than ever before, having overwhelmingly voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 and electing big Republican majorities in both the state house and senate. It's quite obvious that the political landscape isn't extremely bright for Senator Landrieu, but I would not count her down and out just yet. You can't get elected Senator three separate times in a Republican state without knowing how to put up a fight. And fight is what we all must do if we want to have Ms. Landrieu in the Senate for six more years.

I will be the first to admit that there are more than a few areas where the Senator and I disagree, but that doesn't mean that I don't want her reelected. All politics is local and she has to reflect the will of her constituents in Louisiana. However, I will say that she has stood with the Democrats on all of the major issues throughout her tenure and we must not forget that.

It's important to remind ourselves what we will see should Landrieu be voted out of office. The Democrats will lose a moderate voice from the south that is able to reach across the aisle and find common ground with Republicans. Bill Cassidy, Landrieu's challenger, is against gay marriage, wants to repeal Obamacare and take us back to the days where insurance companies could decide who can get care, and would rather have the rich pay as little taxes as possible. This is the choice that Louisiana has.

Who will join me in standing up and fighting for Senator Landrieu? Make some calls. Donate to her campaign. Do whatever it takes to help get her across the finish line. We need Senator Landrieu in the 114th Senate.
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