- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Trying to combat the national undertones of Louisiana’s Senate race, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is traveling the state this week on a sort of pork celebration tour. She’s telling voters about the projects and aid she’s delivered to Louisiana.

The retail style of politicking has been Landrieu’s hallmark in office and on the campaign trail. She talks of her clout and describes part of her job as getting federal tax dollars back into Louisiana.

Landrieu was spending Thursday talking about regional investment in Donaldsonville and attending a groundbreaking for a new computer center in Vidalia.

By contrast, her main Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, describes Louisiana as part of the national partisan scene, framing the race as a referendum on President Barack Obama and Landrieu’s support of his policies.

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