Remember when Senator Landrieu was considered the most vulnerable senator and the #1 target of the GOP to pick up a seat?
WASHINGTON – Retreating as they brace for congressional losses, Republicans have canceledtelevision advertising in a key Senate race in Louisiana and scaled back ads in eight competitive House contests.
In pulling planned advertising in Louisiana, Senate Republicans’
campaign committee has essentially abandoned its only chance this year
to topple a Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is in a competitive race withJohn Kennedy, the state treasurer who was heavily recruited to challenge her.
moves reflect the tough choices cash-strapped Republicans are having to
make in the crucial last stage of the campaign, as Democrats threaten
to encroach on what was previously considered safe GOP ground.