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Cassidy Amongst Earl Holt's Political Contributions

Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports that Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana accepted a campaign contribution from Earl Holt of Longview, Texas. The name and address matches that of the white supremacist leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CoCC). Holt came to national attention after alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof cited Holt’s discriminatory comments in his “manifesto.”

Op-Ed: Let It Glow

Positive Christmas Cards for Louisiana

Tiny Daiquiri is busy running errands and fixing things this week, so his mom has taken over his column Rather than get all the-sky-falling and democracy-is-failing, she has decided to put a positive spin on things and write Christmas cards to some of Tiny’s favorite targets.

Landrieu Offers Second Opinion on Cassidy's Medical Billing

It’s only Thanksgiving, but Christmas may have come early for Senator Mary Landrieu. This week evidence surfaced that implies her electoral opponent Representative Bill Cassidy billed Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) for work that he never performed moonlighting as a doctor after being elected to the House. Landrieu, trailing in the polls, seized the opportunity to go on the offensive.

Bill of Goods? Cassidy's Pay from LSU-HSC Raises Questions

Senate race front-runner Representative Bill Cassidy built a campaign around attacking the incumbent on healthcare, but stories first reported by Jason Berry of The American Zombie and LaMar White, Jr. of CenLamar suggest that healthcare could be his downfall. Cassidy is in the midst of an ethical quagmire after a recent records release implying that the Congressman was paid by the publicly funded Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) for work that he never performed. Timesheets, government docs, and internal correspondence indicate that Cassidy collected pay for 30 hours of monthly work at LSUHSC while serving in Congress, but only logged an average 12.5 hours monthly.  Additional questions surround the days that he reported which often coincided with House votes, committee meetings, and the 2013 government shutdown.

Where's Bill? Landrieu Blasts Cassidy for Debate Dodging

By Ashley Larsen

Poor weather did not prevent Senator Mary Landrieu(D) from making it to the site of tonight’s cancelled debate. The incumbent held a press conference this morning in the rain outside Dillard University to attack Representative Bill Cassidy(R) for not committing to debates. Both Landrieu and Col. Rob Maness(R), the tea-party favorite, have been criticizing Bill Cassidy (R) for his lack of appearances at several debates. Cassidy has committed to an October 14th debate in Shreveport and an October 29th debate in Baton Rouge, but has yet to firmly commit to others. With preliminary voting starting in just 18 days, there is not much time left.

LASEN: Debate Dates Lined Up

As it winds toward Election Day, the Louisiana Senate race may be moving from 30-second attack ads to face-to-face combat. Mary Landrieu's campaign announced Tuesday that the New Orleans-based incumbent has agreed to participate in four debates. Two of the televised showdowns will be in New Orleans.

#LASEN Update: Sheriffs Pick Sides, Border Battle Brewing

Congress loosened up their Beltway and went home for summer recess this week. But that doesn't mean the Sens and Reps are off, it just means they can focus more on their fall re-election campaigns. In Louisiana's Senate race, the state's sheriffs picked sides, and a border battle is brewing between the top two candidates.

Nunn Ya Business: Landrieu, Cassidy Jockey Over Outside Forces

With attack ads beginning to choke off every commercial break, Louisiana's U.S. Senate race is heading from the backstretch into the final turn Polls continue to show U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans) and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) in a tight race, meaning the campaigns are also seeking help from outside forces to get an edge. This week, a leak showed how national Democrats viewed the race, and a New York Times columnist suggested Landrieu could pick up an unlikely endorsement.

Hollis Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

Before it rounds the corner into the fall finale, the race for one of Louisiana's two U.S. Senate seats is shedding some conservative weight. State Rep. Paul Hollis announced his withdrawal from the race to challenge U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on Monday morning.

Bill Cassidy Gives GOP's Weekly Address (VIDEO)

While he had to share the podium with Mary Landrieu earlier this month on the topic of flood insurance, Bill Cassidy gets the megaphone to himself this weekend, delivering the Republicans' nationally syndicated weekly address. The Baton Rouge Congressman, who is challenging Landrieu for her Senate seat in this fall's election, focused on energy, calling the Keystone XL Pipeline an example of "common sense solutions to provide you opportunity."

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