- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A conservative group on Tuesday parlayed new questions about where Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu truly resides into an online attack ad that aligns her with Capitol Hill instead of Louisiana.

The spot by American Crossroads is titled “Appreciate the Life” and mimics one of Mrs. Landrieu’s own campaign ads, in which she boasted about helping the Louisiana’s energy workers through her clout in Congress.

Only this time, voters see clips of her accepting praise for securing D.C. school funding and associating with Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

“I really can appreciate the life that we live on the Hill,” she says in one of several clips edited together for the one-minute ad.

Mrs. Landrieu, who is seeking a fourth term, is the latest lawmaker to face residency questions after The Washington Post reported that Mrs. Landrieu listed her $2.5 million Capitol Hill home on a statement of candidacy in January, yet is registered to vote at the New Orleans home that her parents have owned for a long time.

In qualifying for the ballot in Louisiana last week, she listed the family home, the Post reported.

She told the newspaper she resided at the house for most of her life and lives there “when not fulfilling my duties in Washington or serving constituents across the state.”

But Republican operatives are making hay of the issue, as she is one of several vulnerable Senate Democrats in the 2014 cycle.

The GOP hopes to gain six seats in November and retake the chamber through candidates like Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Mrs. Landrieu.

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