Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who is facing a tough re-election this November, dodged a question during a WWL-TV debate which asked the long-time Democrat if she would support Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) as Senate Majority Leader.
Landrieu hardly answered the question, saying “I am going to wait to see what the leadership looks like. We’ll see. I think Harry Reid gets beat up more than he deserves. And I’m not saying yes and I’m not saying no,” as she was pressed by debate moderators to answer the question.
However, back in April, Landrieu told POLITICO she would “absolutely” support Reid as the Senate Majority Leader. Landrieu said this at the time: “We all share in success, we all share in the failures; we’re a team. But Harry Reid has tremendous respect of members of our caucus. … I don’t believe that he would be challenged in our party for leadership until he’s ready to step aside.”
And, Landrieu has helped Reid with re-election cash in the past. Back in 2010, Landrieu’s JAZZPAC dished out $10,000 to Reid, even though he admittedly opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline which is highly supported in the state.
Watch Landrieu punt support for Harry Reid here: