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Louisiana Senate runoff may be last stand for Mary Landrieu, Democrats
Louisiana Senate runoff may be last stand for Mary Landrieu, Democrats

After Mary L. Landrieu had finished, after Louisiana's beleaguered U.S. senator was done touting her work bringing disaster relief and high-speed Internet service and street lamps and drainage pipes and defense dollars and so much more to her hard-pressed state, there was just one more thing. "I think we need some prayer," Landrieu said. With that she joined more than a dozen ministers — hands clasped, heads bowed — offering their silent entreaties before a largely black audience in the squat brick community center of this small university town. At this point, divine intervention may be the only thing that can save Landrieu, 59, who faces a runoff Saturday...

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