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Landrieu, Cassidy head to Louisiana Senate runoff

by Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS— Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy will meet in a Dec. 6 runoff after neither captured enough votes to win Louisiana’s primary election.

Neither achieved the more than 50 percent total needed Tuesday to avoid a runoff.

Attack ads peppered the campaign, backed by a flood of money from outside groups.

Cassidy hammered Landrieu on her support for the policies of President Barack Obama, while Landrieu used her 18 years of seniority and chairmanship of the Senate energy committee as a main selling point.

The race was targeted in Republicans’ push to regain control of the Senate. Cassidy gave up a U.S. House seat to run for Senate.

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