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Louisiana Senate race showcases GOP divide in three-way contest
Louisiana Senate race showcases GOP divide in three-way contest

Republicans have done a better job this election season of averting the primary battles that have split the party in past years and dashed its chances for winning control of the Senate. Except in Louisiana. The state's open primary arrives on election day, and the three-way contest -- three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu facing Republican Bill Cassidy, a congressman, and Rob Maness, a Sarah Palin-backed Republican newcomer -- was on full display in the first debate featuring all three candidates Tuesday evening. No candidate emerged the clear winner of the hourlong skirmish, a thoughtful questioning in Shreveport that showcased the clear distinctions available to voters Nov....

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