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Sen. Mary Landrieu hasn’t gotten the memo for 2014 red-state Democrats: run scared.

Instead, she is happily following her own playbook.

The Louisianian confidently voted last week for the Democratic budget with its $1 trillion in tax hikes. She was one of only 20 Democrats who favored keeping the medical device tax, an element of Obamacare that some Democrats have worked to abolish. Along with other Democrats, she backed a handful of amendments opposed by senators from conservative states restricting health care for immigrants and politically charged language to curb a cellphone assistance program.


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“I do not scare easily,” Landrieu told POLITICO. “I think it’s in my DNA. I come from a family that feels very passionately and very strongly about public service and about trying to always find a balance and keep our eyes focused on representing the people and not getting too caught up in the politics of the day.”

Red-state Democratic senators up for reelection in 2014 — including Landrieu and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and freshmen Mark Begich of Alaska and Kay Hagan of North Carolina — face particularly difficult challenges. From conservative states where President Barack Obama is often unpopular, they must balance their support for their party and the Senate Democratic leadership, with the often more right-of-center politics of their constituents.

But Landrieu — who is serving her third term after being reelected in 2008 with 52 percent of the vote, the same percentage as in 2002 — is confident she’s figured out the right formula. Landrieu says voting on principle is more important than changing her positions to avoid campaign attack ads.

In a move that could produce such ads, Landrieu hasn’t ruled out supporting some gun-control measures. And she hasn’t closed the door on backing gay marriage should it come to a vote in the Senate.


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And the last thing she’s worried about is having Republicans attack her for supporting Obamacare.

“I am proud of my support for the Affordable Care Act, whether my opponents want to call it ACA or Obamacare, I voted for it. I’m glad I voted for it,” Landrieu said.

“I’m going to do everything I can to see that people in Louisiana — one of the states that has the highest number of uninsured, one of the highest death rates in America from cancer, one of the highest rates of diabetes — have a chance for a decent health care system. If I have to stand up to the tea party and I have to stand up to Gov. Jindal, there is nothing that scares me about that whatsoever.”

Republicans in the state call Landrieu arrogant for her enthusiastic embrace of Democratic principles. They have a slate of respected candidates gearing up to challenge the incumbent.


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There is one area in which Landrieu is more than willing to go up against Democrats. During a recent Senate vote-a-rama on the Senate budget, she voted in favor of a measure recommending approval of the Keystone pipeline, which would bring oil to nearby Texas refineries and potentially provide more business for oil companies in her state.

“I was happy to vote for the budget because it authorized the Keystone pipeline, which I very much support,” Landrieu said.


I think she is going to run a platform against Jindal and try energize the poor by touting Obamacare, while showing support for big oil. It's a weird platform, but Louisiana politics can be complicated. She isn't running away from Obamacare at all, so if Republicans can't beat her on that issue and illegal immigrant healthcare then they should just let her run unopposed from here on out. The GOP is still going to need a good candidate to beat her though.


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“I do not scare easily,” Landrieu told POLITICO. “I think it’s in my DNA. I come from a family that feels very passionately and very strongly about public service and about trying to always find a balance and keep our eyes focused on representing the people and not getting too caught up in the politics of the day.”




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She didn't have much of a choice but to adopt the strategy but it was smart of her to recognize it early and roll with it.


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Sen. Mary Landrieu hasn’t gotten the memo for 2014 red-state Democrats: run scared.
Sounds like she's quite full of herself.


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if Republicans can't beat her on that issue and illegal immigrant healthcare then they should just let her run unopposed from here on out.


The state GOP party is in such disarray at the moment...I don't see a solid R candidate getting the continuity he or she would need to pull off the win.

Plus her being a Landrieu...and her brother currently in office in NOLA, an area that has really delivered for her in elections past... Doesn't help her opponent.

That, combined with her allegiance to big oil and having established some clout in DC.... She's gonna be hard to beat.
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I look forward to seeing her arse voted out, but I have a feeling the Republicans will run a shite candidate against her.


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enter-John Fleming


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She realizes that either she's going to have enough in the campaign coffers to get out the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD she's used in the past to win, or she'll lose.

It has absof*ckinglutely nothing to do with her record.

I'm sure she'll be making plenty of visits to her most loyal constituent base in St. Louis Cemetery #2.


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Sounds like she's quite full of herself.


They're all full of themselves. If they aren't that way to begin with, the job takes care of it in short order.


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If she's re-elected, we deserve everything we get. If anyone currently working for the federal government writing our laws is re-elected, we deserve everything we get.


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EST
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I really dislike that #itch.



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What's not to dislike about her?


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She's counting on the state GOP to run another terrible candidate against her.


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She's counting on the state GOP to run another terrible candidate against her.


Yep. I can't believe some of you yahoos still try to blame some massive voter fraud as the reason she wins elections.

Look up the demographis and maps from the last two elections she has won. Just like the presss release shows, she knows how to walk the thin line to of course keep all of her minority vote, but can also appease a good number of old school democrats. Probably will pick up a good number of the AARP vote too this time.


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As long as the Oil & Gas block supports her, she will win.


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Landrieu and a half dozen other red-state, Democratic senators are getting hammered by the folks on MSNBC for not supporting Feinstein's gun control bill.


EST
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One easy campaign theme to beat her:

"A vote for Landrieu is a vote for Obama and Harry Reid"

Show pics of her homes.

Show clips of her prostituting herself and the state in exchange for a vote in favor of Obamacare.

Show pics of her at dinner.


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Show pics of her at dinner


Yeah, keep up the good work with this kind of stuff.


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They have a slate of respected candidates gearing up to challenge the incumbent.



I guess I missed this.


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I just dont think she's that bad. I feel like her experience and senority outweighs my differences in her ideology. I would vote for Piyush against her but theres not many others that I would be that thrilled about as it stands today.


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