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It’s a Good Day to Be Mary Landrieu: Energy Edge - Brought to You by Chevron

It's a Good Day to Be Mary Landrieu

You're a Democratic senator running for reelection against a conservative Republican in Louisiana, a state that's redder than it was six years ago, is as dependent on fossil fuels as ever before and is considered the GOP's path to a Senate majority.

 

Then the gavel of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee falls into your lap. This will not only empower you on the campaign trail (where energy companies are already donating more to you than your GOP challenger), it will give you an influential platform to prioritize the policies you've been pushing for years, like energy revenue-sharing for coastal states, and to promote controversial ideas you support, like more drilling and fossil-fuel exports.

Indeed, it's a good day for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

Meanwhile, it's a bad day for Landrieu's likely Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and the entire GOP hoping to win back the Senate through Louisiana.

 

Amy Harder
@AmyAHarder
aharder@nationaljournal.com

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