Sen. Mary Landrieu laughs it up with her dad in new campaign ad

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Sen. Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign launched a new ad Tuesday that relies on humorous banter between the incumbent Democrat and her well-known father, former New Orleans Mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu.

The simple ad, which features Mrs. Landrieu sitting next to her dad in the living room, starts with Mr. Landrieu calling his daughter “hard-headed.”

“Dad, you’re one to talk,” the senator replies.

The 30-second spot then launches into a back-and-forth that praises Mrs. Landrieu for taking on BP after its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and for urging the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

“It means high-paying jobs for Louisiana,” she said.

Mr. Landrieu also extolls his daughter’s toughness as the new Energy Committee chair, and that now viewers know “why Putin won’t let her into Russia.”

The new ad is the first of a series.

“The ‘Father Daughter’ ads illustrate Mary’s long record of fighting and delivering for the people of Louisiana,” campaign spokeswoman Cherie Teamer said. “She learned from her father the importance of being relentless and passionate in fighting for jobs and the middle class and that’s the attitude she’s brought to Washington, D.C.”

Mrs. Landrieu is among several incumbent Democrats targeted by the GOP in its bid to retake the Senate.

Her main GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, is using her support for Obamacare against her on the campaign trail.

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