- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 4, 2014

A poll of likely Louisiana voters has Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy leading Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by 3 points in one of the country’s tightest Senate races.

Rasmussen Reports said Thursday that Mr. Cassidy leads Mrs. Landrieu 44-41 percent, with 9 percent favoring another candidate and 6 percent undecided.

Mrs. Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth term, has faced questions in recent days over where she actually resides. She said she resides at her family’s home in New Orleans when she is not attending to business in Washington, although opponents say her $2.5-million home on Capitol Hill is where she really lives.

Mr. Cassidy is trying to paint Mrs. Landrieu as too closely aligned with President Obama and his signature health care law.

The incumbent Democrat has a track record of winning elections, however, and is touting her efforts to minimize the negative impacts of Obamacare. She also says Louisianans will benefit from her new clout as chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee.