Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is no doubt facing a tough re-election this November, as she must fend off attacks from challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) from Obamacare to abortion.
And to make matters worse for the long-time democrat, she has just been named to the Roll Call’s “Top 10 Most Vulnerable Senators” this election cycle.
Landrieu came in on the list at #3, just after Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AK).
3. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La.
The Landrieu campaign is pushing to end the election on Nov. 4, when the three-term senator will face Rep. Bill Cassidy and a couple other Republicans in a jungle primary. But if she fails to eclipse 50 percent, it’s hard to predict what will happen in a one-on-one runoff.
Her fate in a Dec. 6 contest could depend on how the rest of the Senate races play out. If Democrats will retain control of the chamber no matter what happens in Louisiana, Landrieu’s odds improve. If Republicans have picked up enough seats to take the majority, Landrieu could be serving her final term.
Immediately following Landrieu on the list is Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), a close friend of Landrieu’s, whom she has personally helped win re-election in the past through donations thanks to her JAZZ PAC.
There is only one Republican on the list, while the rest are Democrats running for re-election in either red or red-leaning states. Republicans have been projected, most recently, to possibly take control of the Senate come November and keeping control of the House.
But, with everything else in Washington, anything could happen.