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Ben Ledbetter is a journalist based in New Orleans.
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Landrieu’s Got Less Clout to Offer Voters in Dec. 6 Runoff

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

With GOP taking the Senate, if she wins she'll have to hand over gavel of the Energy committee.

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Maness Polling Far Behind Landrieu and Cassidy, But Poised to Have an Impact on Louisiana Race

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Palin claims he's not just an upset candidate but will pull off "shocker" win.

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He’s Not Done Yet: McDaniel Gets His Day in Court on Cochran Challenge

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

The incumbent senator, meanwhile, says he's just focused on the Democrat he faces in November.

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Opponents Take Aim at Landrieu’s Residency

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Louisiana’s senior senator uses her parents’ New Orleans address for her voter registration.

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McDaniel Advances Challenge, Claiming ‘Republicans Did Not Elect the Nominee’

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Mississippi not getting involved because he "has not requested a new election, but to be declared the winner by the Republican Party."

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‘The Evidence Is Still Coming in’: McDaniel Seeking Poll Book Access in Mississippi

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Cochran camp: "We are focusing on winning the general election in November and moving away from the circus." (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Tea Party Pins Hopes on Louisiana Challenger After Senate Primary Defeats

Friday, July 11th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Maness gets help from Palin, but isn't faring well in the polls vs. GOP Rep. Cassidy. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Six-Term Cochran Holds Off Tea Party Challenge from McDaniel

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

McDaniel has yet to concede the race against longtime Mississippi senator. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Razor-Thin Margin in Mississippi as Senate Challenger McDaniel has Edge Over Cochran

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

UPDATE: The season's nastiest GOP primary is runoff-bound.

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Big Backers Fuel Down-and-Dirty Senate Race in Mississippi

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 - by Ben Ledbetter

Race between six-term senator and Tea Party favorite has included nursing-home spying and meth debates.

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