Why Sen. Mary Landrieu Will Lose Her Job
Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu faces a tough runoff election in Louisiana. Polls show she trails her opponent by more than 10 percent.By Jill Ornitz | December 6, 2014
She made it this far, but Louisiana's Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is expected to lose her runoff election against Republican Bill Cassidy on Saturday — and it likely won't even be close.
Landrieu was first elected in a close contest in 1996. She currently chairs the Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Despite her clout, the latest polls predict Landrieu will lose her re-election bid like many of her Democratic colleagues did in last month's midterms. Here's why.