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Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu teams up with father for campaign ad
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu teams up with father for campaign ad

One of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s greatest assets in her difficult reelection battle is her family legacy, and a folksy new ad featuring her father shows that she intends to remind voters of her deep political roots. Landrieu’s father, former New Orleans Mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu, is revered in Louisiana’s black community for integrating the city’s workforce and opening contracting jobs to blacks while in office in the 1970s. When his son Mitch Landrieu was elected New Orleans mayor in 2010, he became the first white mayor of the majority-black city since his father left office in 1978. (He was recently reelected for a second term). Among Mary Landrieu’s chief challenges when...

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