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Landrieu's Got Less Clout to Offer Voters in Dec. 6 Runoff

The Pelican State might have more Democratic voters, but Republicans still have higher voter turnout, according to an analysis by The Times-Picayune. In the 2012 election, the state had 3,092 precincts with a majority of Democrats compared with 1,084 Republican-majority precincts. However, 1,463 precincts voted for Obama in 2012 compared with 2,746 for Romney.

In Orleans Parish, where voters recently elected Landrieu’s brother Mitch to another term as mayor, the incumbent led.

On the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the results were clearly in favor of Cassidy as the congressman led in St. Tammany.

Landrieu led in Jefferson Parish.

At Cassidy’s election night party in Baton Rouge, the issue of Landrieu’s residency was still salient.

“We don’t want a Washingtonian to lead Louisiana,” former Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) told The (Baton Rouge, La.) Advocate. “We want a Louisianan to lead Louisiana.”

Cao was the former representative for District 2, which comprises the city of New Orleans. He won the election in 2010 by defeating Democrat William Jefferson.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue sharing my positive message with voters across the state and let them know they don’t have to settle for an out-of-touch Senator that supports the unpopular Obama policies that hurt Louisiana,” Cassidy said in a statement. “I look forward to spending more time with voters across the state this month as we talk about common-sense, conservative reforms that will get our country back on the right track.”