Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:35 pm
After 18 years in office, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu may lose her seat in tomorrow’s Louisiana runoff election. Landrieu is competing with Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy, who is predicted to win the race.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sue Lincoln, reporter for WRKF in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about the Senate runoff.
Ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff, we’ve invited each of the candidates for Congress in the 6th District and for Senate for an interview.
Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu was on the campaign trail — literally — driving from Shreveport to Baton Rouge — when WRKF’s Amy Jeffries reached her to talk about some of the big issues in the Senate race, starting with Obamacare.
With a battle cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. Wrangling in Washington over when—or if—to actually act on that campaign promise is part of the backdrop to Louisiana’s Senate runoff.
Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 10:19 am
Two bills that would authorize building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will soon come to a vote in Congress, as their sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — head toward a runoff election next month to decide who will win the Senate race.
NPR's Debbie Elliott reports:
"On the Senate floor, Landrieu called for action on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline project, saying, 'I believe with a push we could actually get the votes that we need to pass the Keystone pipeline.'
Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 7:13 pm
Listening to Sen. Mary Landrieu's opponents, you might think President Obama was up for re-election. Tuesday night in Shreveport, the three candidates faced off in a debate for the first time.
Democrat Landrieu is waging hard-fought battle for re-election in a race that could help decide which party has control of the U.S. Senate. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and a Tea Party candidate, Rob Maness, are her main challengers in Louisiana's open primary on Nov. 4.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu joins us in studio this morning as the day's first guest to talk with Jim about her bid for a fourth term in the Senate. She discusses how she feels confident in running against U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, citing "experience" as the key difference between the them. When asked about what she thinks concerning Rep. Bill Cassidy running a seemingly quiet campaign so far, Landrieu said, "If I had a record like his, I might hide too." She expresses her support of American military campaigns against ISIS, laughs about Republican attacks on her official residency status, discusses her stance on corporation rights (believing that they are not entitled to equal speech), and talks about her experience on Saturday at the LSU football game where she was photographed helping a student do a keg stand. She's closes out her discussion with Jim by predicting a victory over Rep. Bill Cassidy come November 3rd.
Also, Author David Rose joins us over the phone to end today's show and promote his latest book "Enchanted Objects." David is a media lab scientist at MIT, and in his book he shows us a future world with technology embedded within almost every single everyday item you can think of, i.e.: salt shakers with cameras that photograph your food to keep watch of your diet, umbrellas that will tell you when it's going to rain, and much more. He's already been a part of a team with Amazon that's created a prototype garbage can that can order food.
In the midst of campaigning for a fourth term as a U.S. Senator, Mary Landrieu joins us for the first segment of today's show. She and Jim discuss how her campaign is coming along, her involvement in the Energy Committee, her resume thus far in Washington, what her expectations are for the upcoming November elections, and much more. She even makes a few comments regarding statements made about her in recent TV ads supporting U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Also, GOP Political Consultant Sally Nungesser closes out the rest of today's show in studio with Jim, and they talk about her early career in politics (which began in her early twenty's), the upcoming elections in November, what she thinks needs to change in Washington, and how she thinks that change can occur with a new president and a new Republican majority-run Senate.