Cassidy believes Louisiana citizens will vote Republican because "they're the party for working families."
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is not receiving the support she needs to win re-election and may lose to Republican Bill Cassidy, a current U.S. Representative, according to recent reports.
“The national race is over, but honey, our race is not over,” she said in a campaign rally speech before the runoff election held Saturday as quoted by CNN. This election will determine whether 54 Republicans will control the Senate or just 53.
Landrieu has been trailing in every public poll, the most recent one from the GOP-organized WPA Research showed her down by 24 points.
Landrieu lost the support of the National Democratic Senatorial Committee and many other Democratic campaign support groups early in the runoff campaign, according to Landrieu, who said the committee “abandoned” her.
However, if she loses, she told Fox News she would ultimately blame herself.
Landrieu has remained hopeful during her race, remembering similar races she won: “The same pundits said … no Democrat can win in the South … we did,” reminisces Landrieu, as quoted by CNN.
Her opponent has faced criticism for behaving awkwardly at times. In a C-Span video of his speech following the vote which ended in the need for a run-off, he appears somewhat immature as he cheers for himself with the crowd.
However, his social skills may not deter voters who want a change. Cassidy believes Louisiana citizens will vote Republican because “they’re the party for working families,” reminding voters it is Republicans who support the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Another factor which may favor Cassidy is his opposition to President Barack Obama’s ideals. According to Fox News, Obama’s unpopularity in Louisiana largely stems from his oil and gas drilling moratorium following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.