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Mary Landrieu

Here's Another Indication Senate Control Won't Be Decided In November

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

In another sign that control of the Senate may not be decided on Nov. 4, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a big ad reservation to...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

GOP Banks On Anti-Obama Mood To Oust Southern Democrats

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last of the Deep South's statewide elected Democrats are hoping their seniority and famous family names will save them f...

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

NRA's Ominous But Misleading Appeal

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The National Rifle Association employs images in a series of TV ads of an intruder breaking...

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Landrieu's GOP Opponent: Keg Stand Assist Is 'Not Something To Celebrate'

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's leading opponent said Wednesday it was inappropriate for the Democratic senator to help a Louisian...

Elizabeth Warren Makes A Pitch For Democratic Women

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made her case for electing Democratic women in November during a speech to donors on Monday. “If you don’t have...

Mary Landrieu Says Keg Stand Haters 'Need To Get A Life'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has a message for anyone that has a problem with her weekend keg stand assist: "Get a life." Landrieu helped a Louisian...

Is the October Surprise That Democrats Could Ace November Midterms?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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R. Christie and Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it voted 3:1 for Obama's Syria-ISIS plan and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And they split on the greater 'existential threat' to U.S.: Ron says ISIS, Gara says climate. Three beheadings vs. "There's no Planet B"?

Landrieu Helps A Man Do A Keg Stand At LSU Tailgate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) played a vital role in an Louisiana State University fan's keg stand on Saturday. Yes, you read that right -- Landrieu, ...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Vulnerable Senate Democrats Reacted To Obama's ISIS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats running for the U.S. Senate ranged from apprehension to full-throated encouragement after President Barack Obam...

Judge Tosses Challenge To Mary Landrieu Residency

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot in Louisiana after a state judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that ha...

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Attack Landrieu For Something Her GOP Opponent Did Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee went after Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) last year for being late to pay taxes on her home in Washington, D....

Senate Democrats Seek To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic ...

Amanda Terkel

Bobby Jindal Stays Quiet In Louisiana Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been putting his mark on Senate races around the country, expanding his sphere of influence should h...

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Those Obamacare Attack Ads Backfired, Actually Helped Boost Enrollment

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While those attack ads likely cost some Democratic members of Congress their jobs in 2012, a new report indicates that, crazy as it sounds, those ads may have contributed to the success of the health care legislation this year.

GOP Senate Hopeful's Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (Reuters) - A Louisiana Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu announced on Thursday that his unwed ...

Louisiana GOP Candidate Makes A Promise He'd Probably Regret

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Retired Col. Rob Maness (R), who's running against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) along with the more prominent Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), released his "C...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Committee Advances Bill To Force Keystone XL Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would force approval of the controversial Keystone X...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"