The end result means tens of millions of dollars are being funneled into Louisiana for a critical U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls the Senate in 2015. More outside spending is allowed because of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court 2010 ruling in the Citizens United case, which allows some third-party groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns because of free-speech protections.Senator Mary Landrieu will face two Republican contenders: retired Air Force colonel Rob Maness and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Landrieu is expected to face a tough battle:
“She’s never had to face the voters after supporting President Barack Obama 95 percent of the time,” Short happily adds. “It’s going to be the central theme in this race.”With Obama's public approval ratings in the abyss beneath the bottom cellar, that can't be encouraging for Landrieu.
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