LAFAYETTE — With her political future in jeopardy, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a seemingly natural constituent base in her re-election bid: Louisiana’s women.
The Democratic incumbent spoke Wednesday to 400 women in Lafayette —and a few men who came with them — in one of nearly a dozen events around Louisiana targeting female voters and asking for their support Nov. 4. Similar “Women With Mary” stops are planned in Baton Rouge and New Orleans next week as early voting begins.
“We want to show our female power,” said former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat who is the only