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Republicans Complete Destruction of Democrats in Senate As Louisiana Votes Sen Landrieu Out of Office

December 7, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Republicans Complete Destruction of Democrats in Senate As Louisiana Votes Sen Landrieu Out of Office Rep. Bill Cassidy Image courtesy of wdsu.com

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On Saturday, Republicans have completed their historic wave victory as Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her reelection bid Saturday in a runoff race with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy.

Landrieu was facing an uphill re-election battle for a fourth term, trailed by double digits and lost major support going into the election.

With 100 percent of the vote counted, Cassidy had 56 percent of the vote, to 44 percent for Landrieu.

Landrieu tirelessly campaigned throughout the state this week, driving 1,200 miles in a rented SUV, making campaign stops in little towns and big cities, making a last ditched effort to convince voters to give her another term in Washington.

“There is no quit,” Landrieu said in her concession speech. “It’s been nothing but a joy to serve this state for over 34 years.”

Cassidy’s win caps of the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Obama’s tenure.

Republicans will hold 54 seats when the Senate convenes in January, adding nine more than they currently hold.

“Once again, voters have spoken clearly,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said. “They have rejected the Democrat agenda and the Obama-Clinton policies that have produced higher healthcare costs and job-killing

In the state, Landrieu faced an insurmountable challenge in a state where 73 percent of white voters on Nov. 4 told pollsters they “strongly disapproved” of the president.

In the South, Democrats will be left without a single governor or U.S. senator across nine states stretching from the Carolinas to Texas. The House delegations from the same region are divided almost entirely by race, with white Republicans representing majority-white districts, while majority non-white districts are represented by black or Hispanic Democrats.

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