Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) may want to keep her options open at this point, considering she’s facing a tough reelection.
As we reported yesterday, Landrieu does not own a home in Louisiana, the state she purports to represent. Instead, she lives with her husband Frank Snellings in a $2.5 million Washington DC mansion the two built together years ago.
However, in order to run for reelection in the state, Landrieu is claiming to live with her parents, Moon and Verna Landrieu, in order to qualify in the senate race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Landrieu, via a unique loophole, has claimed her parents’ large-scale New Orleans bungalow on South Prieur Street. But, when Landrieu files FEC reports with her campaign, she lists her DC mansion as her residence. And to add on top of that, the neighbors have not seen Landrieu at her parents’ house for quite some time.
So the group American Crossroads has noted that there is another option for Landrieu: Run for office in Washington DC.
If Landrieu wanted to take a simpler road for her lavish lifestyle, she could qualify tomorrow to run for office in Washington DC. All Landrieu would have to do is update her voter registration to her current city residence, begin a write-in campaign and then consider any of the following offices:
- Mayor of the District of Columbia
- Chairman of the D.C. Council
- At-Large Member of the D.C. Council
- Ward 6 Member of the D.C. Council