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Louisiana voters decide fate of Mary Landrieu, and Democrats in South
Louisiana voters decide fate of Mary Landrieu, and Democrats in South

Louisiana voters trooped to the polls on a sodden Saturday with history on their ballots. At stake: whether to reelect the last Democratic U.S. senator left in the Deep South and, in a classic echo of the state’s picaresque political past, if a criminally tainted ex-governor deserves redemption and a seat in Congress. Rep. Bill Cassidy, 57, a three-term incumbent from Baton Rouge, was a heavy favorite to oust Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, 59, in a runoff forced Nov. 4 when neither candidate captured the majority needed to win outright. A victory would give Republicans a gain of nine Senate seats this banner election year, more than enough to take control of the chamber starting in...

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