Sen. Mary Landrieu
A Democratic senator battling for re-election would still vote for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between independence and betrayal.
Support for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana has dropped in a new poll amid the problem-plagued rollout of the federal health care overhaul, which could suggest trouble for the Democratic senator’s re-election bid next year.
Sen. Landrieu: Federal Officials Having Difficulty Getting Online Insurance Marketplaces Set Up By Deadline
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday that the resistance of Republican state leaders to the Affordable Care Act was “hurting people” by making it more difficult to carry out the insurance changes required by the federal health care law.
A Secret Service dog fell to its death off a New Orleans parking garage while conducting a security sweep for Vice President Biden.