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Louisiana's Mary Landrieu adopts risky strategy in bid to keep Senate seat
Louisiana's Mary Landrieu adopts risky strategy in bid to keep Senate seat

METAIRIE, La. — In the months before Congress passed the president's healthcare law, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu faced a deluge: The office phones rang off the hook, the mail was heavy and a few restive constituents — well aware of the cameras — showed up at her events urging her to vote against it. The three-term Louisiana Democrat was one of the final holdouts, but ultimately she backed the bill. And now in this red state — where President Obama lost by 18 percentage points in 2012 — her opponents intend to make her pay the price. As her poll numbers have plunged during the bumpy Obamacare rollout, Landrieu has rushed to contain the damage. When about...

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