Four months ago, Senator Mary Landrieu waved the white flag on one of her top priorities – getting the Keystone XL Pipeline built. But before she gave up trying to get a vote to approve the pipeline in the Senate and said it was “not my job” to convince President Obama to build the pipeline, Landrieu did what she’s best at – some self promotion. Landrieu held a show vote in the Energy Committee to try and provide some political cover for her re-election race.
But the surest sign that Air Mary is having a rough ride is the stunning move she just made yesterday to can her campaign manager less than a month before the Nov. 4 election. While her campaign has tried to spin it as business as usual for Landrieu, make no mistake – this is a desperate move by a desperate candidate.
“There’s no two ways about it – Mary Landrieu’s vote for ObamaCare is bad for middle class families and is bad for Louisiana. But instead of acknowledging the error of supporting President Obama’s failed agenda 97 percent of the time, Landrieu continues to double down on her bad votes, showing that after 17 years in Washington, D.C. she has lost touch with what matters to the people of Louisiana.” – Ben Voelkel, RNC spokesman