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Louisana's Senate candidates make final push

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 01:25

Three-term Democratic Senator of Louisiana, Mary Landrieu, makes a final push for votes as she fights for her political life against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Louisiana's three-term Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is fighting for her political life. She's facing a tough race against Republican Representative Bill Cassidy in Tuesday's midterm election. Tea-Party backed candidate, Republican Rob Maness, is also a contender. While making a final push for votes on Monday, Landrieu says it's been a tough race -- but not her toughest. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC SENATOR MARY LANDRIEU SAYING: "This is not my most difficult race. My most difficult race was the first race that I ran for US Senate and won by only 1 vote per precinct - 5,778 votes. This we're going to win by way more than that and we're going to win it tomorrow." Cassidy, who's campaigning door-to-door in Baton Rouge, says he's happy the end of the race is near. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOUISIANA REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE BILL CASSIDY SAYING: "It feels fantastic. Louisiana may determine which party controls the United State Senate -- which is to say -- which direction the country goes in. It could be that we continue to go in the direction of Barack Obama -- and again Landrieu supports him 97 percent of the time -- or we could go in a conservative direction if Bill Cassidy is elected." But Tuesday may not spell the end. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held on December 6th.

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Louisana's Senate candidates make final push

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 01:25