Landrieu rallies supporters in Shreveport, La. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Photo)
If you haven’t been paying attention to the Louisiana Senate runoff, we don’t blame you. The race between Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy could have been a defining contest that determined which party held a majority in the Senate.
Instead, Republicans swept the Senate in November, and the Louisiana race has become an afterthought.
To be sure, Landrieu has a history of pulling off unlikely wins. But when voters go to the polls Saturday, she is expected to follow suit of most southern Democrats who faced re-election this year. Democrats have been dramatically outspent in the runoff, and Landrieu trails in polls.
In addition to Landrieu’s race, voters in The Pelican State will also cast ballots Saturday in 5th and 6th District races. House Republicans are expected to retain both seats.
Polls close at 9 p.m eastern. Here’s what you need to know before that happens: Full story