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Scalise Skips Selma, but Maness Marks Bloody Sunday

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people converged on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. Notable absences like Louisiana’s Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip dominated headlines leading up to the event. Also notable was the presence of Tea Party darling and former Senate candidate Colonel Rob Maness (ret.)

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 Candidates (sans Cassidy) to Debate Tonight

Tonight, undecided GNO voters can head over to Jefferson Parish to hear the candidates for Senator debate. Sort of. Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu(D) will square off against Colonel Rob Maness(R) at 6:30p.m. at Kenner City Hall. Conspicuously absent will be challenger Representative Bill Cassidy.

Senate Race Update: Cassidy Stands By Comments, Will Not Debate

Congressman Bill Cassidy has had a rough week on the campaign trail after comments comparing the U.S. Senate to “a plantation” backfired in the national media. The Republican challenger to Senator Mary Landrieu is also presenting an anti-Obamacare bill in the House today.

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.

Sen. Landrieu Leading in New Poll

A new poll shows Sen. Mary Landrieu leading the runoff field that's vying to take her U.S. Senate seat by a comfortable margin. But the New Orleans Democrat has another main opponent that could give her rivals strength as November approaches: undecided voters.

Paul Hollis Jumps in U.S. Senate Race (VIDEO)

The 2014 U.S. Senate race gained another announced challenger on Wednesday. State Rep. Paul Hollis (R-Mandeville) made his candidacy official with a four-minute announcement video. Hollis' campaign is attempting to cast his best-funded opponents, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans) and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge), as Washington insiders.

Dems, Maness Blast Cassidy Over Bailout Flip Flop

Opposition to the 2008 “Wall Street Bail Out” crossed party lines in Louisiana, with Senator Mary Landrieu and Senator David Vitter both coming out in favor of big business’ right to fail. However, Senate hopeful Bill Cassidy voiced his support of the bailout five years ago, only to change his tune come election season. Now, Dems and Col. Rob Maness (R) are coming out against Cassidy's flip flop.    

Cassidy Gave to Campaigns for Landrieu, Democrats, Records Show

As they campaign for the GOP nod to challenge U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu next fall, Congressman Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will be pulling in plenty of contributions. But a look at Cassidy's recent past shows that he's been generous with campaign dollars to many other political campaigns, like those of Democrat Mary Landrieu.

Con-Fab: RedState Gathering in New Orleans

The 2013 RedState Gathering comes to the Crescent City today, proving once again that the city's love of hosting conventions is bipartisan. The guest list brings together conservative activists, commentators, Tea Party advocates, prominent figures, and will even have a Governor's reception with Louisiana's own Bobby Jindal on Friday morning.

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