Sen. Mary Landrieu is going to have a tough reelection year in a state that supported Mitt Romney with 58 percent of the vote. Yet she doesn’t seem to feel as if her blatant ignoring of the people of Louisiana will cause her to lose her seat.
In a recent interview with a CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, she said that she would support the bill again if given the chance. Well, to hell with the fact that ObamaCare is deeply unpopular in his state? Maybe the reporters should have asked her that question.
“The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has very good concepts, and yes, I would support it again. But that doesn’t excuse the poor rollout of what should have happened. There should not have been a glitch in the software,” Sen. Mary Landrieu told WAFB-TV, a local CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge.
Mary Landrieu has been receiving plurality support in polling, but since the failed rollout of ObamaCare that support has slipped.
Also, in Louisiana a plurality isn’t good enough. The winner is required to get 50 percent plus one of the total votes. Louisiana’s election on Nov. 4, 2014 is actually a jungle primary, the only one in the country. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote that day, the top two finishers advance to a runoff election on December 6.
This is nothing new for Landrieu, who has been there a few times already. In fact, this is how Landrieu has managed to keep her seat in the past. Landrieu only managed to get a majority in the first round of balloting once out of her 3 election victories, in the 2008 Blue landslide.
As of now, the Republicans have yet to have learned their lesson from her past election victories. The GOP will have to consolidate their vote if they hope to unseat the senator and take the Senate in 2014. However, in the past, Landrieu has been able to rely on motivated troops come run-off time.
Next time, considering how motivated the anit-ObamaCare forces will most assuredly be, she may not be so lucky.