- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Republican campaigns have certainly done their best to tie vulnerable Senate Democrats to President Obama this year, but they’re also frequently invoking the name of Majority Leader Harry Reid, who would lose his title if his party loses a net of at least six Senate seats.

During a debate Monday evening, incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu would not say whether she would support Mr. Reid’s leadership bid in the next Congress.

“I am going to wait to see what the leadership looks like,” Ms. Landrieu said. “I’m not saying yes. I’m not saying no.”

Ms. Landrieu has previously said if Mr. Reid runs, she would support him.

“I don’t agree with Harry Reid on everything,” she said. “I most certainly don’t agree with Mitch McConnell on everything.”

After the debate, though, Ms. Landrieu said she didn’t change her mind.

“What I said was — I said two or three months ago in the hallway that I would vote for Harry Reid,” she said, Politico reported. “Tonight, I said I will consider what the candidates are.”

“It’s not about Harry Reid. It’s about who is going to represent the state of Louisiana for the next six years in the United States Senate,” she said.

Ms. Landrieu is in a tough three-way battle with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, who skipped the debate, and Republican Rob Maness. If no candidate can eclipse 50 percent on Election Day, the race heads to a run-off, where recent polls have shown Mr. Cassidy with a slight edge over Ms. Landrieu.


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