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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:12 AM

Landrieu Got Another $79K From Energy Sector Between General And Runoff; Gosh, It Didn't Help . . .

Environmentalists won’t miss Mary Landrieu. The Louisiana Democrat, a long-time favorite of her state’s oil and gas industry, drew greens’ ire for her die-hard support for expanded offshore drilling, her opposition to EPA climate regulations and her crusade to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. So most environmental groups don’t see her loss Saturday to Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy as a setback for their goals — even though Cassidy largely supports the same causes she did and will be part of a GOP Senate majority that vows to thwart President Barack Obama’s climate agenda.


Fellow Keystone opponent Jane Kleeb, founder of the group Bold Nebraska, was just as blunt: “Senator Landrieu never set foot on the soil she was willing to risk and never looked farmers in the eye explaining why she favored foreign oil over their property rights, so no, we will not miss her.”

Landrieu had campaigned on the clout she could wield for oil-centric Louisiana as the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and kept the loyalty of the oil and gas industry until the end — energy industry groups have donated at least $79,500 to her campaign since Nov. 4 even after her disappointing showing on Election Day.

But she found herself abandoned by environmental groups and other progressive organizations, who refused to aid her reelection efforts even as they offered support to other pro-Keystone Democrats whom they viewed as more moderate, such as Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan.



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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:14 AM

1. They may not miss Landrieu, but lets see how much they like the tea bagger that got elected.

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