Thursday, October 9, 2014

Last Minute Shake-Up in the Mary Landrieu Campaign

Landrieu Replaces Campaign Manager:
Brings in Old Trusted Advisers

Embattled 3 term Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, who has slipped in the polls and endanger of not making the December run-off, has shaken up her campaign as a last ditch effort to gain ground on Rep. Bill Cassidy and his lead in the race.
N.O.Times-Picayune -Facing the toughest battle of her political career, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is replacing her campaign manager and bringing in experienced hands from her previous three successful Senate runs to help with the final push to the Nov 4th open primary. Adam Sullivan, who had been campaign manager, is leaving that role but continuing as an advisor to the campaign. 
Spotted Recently in a New Orleans Cafe
"As Sen. Landrieu has done in all of her races, she is bringing on some of her long-time and trusted advisers to assist during the last month of the race to lead us to victory on Nov. 4," said Landrieu campaign spokesman Fabien Levy.

Aides didn't say why Sullivan is being replaced, other than to say Landrieu is bringing in people she's comfortable with and has relied upon for previous campaigns. Winning a Senate seat has never been easy for Landrieu in a state trending more Republican and conservative, but this race appears to be her toughest yet.

Landrieu is facing stiff challenge from a field led by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge and Tea Party Conservative Republican Rob Maness of Madisonville.