- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s leading opponent called it inappropriate for the Democratic senator to help an LSU fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent football pregame tailgate.

Republican Bill Cassidy said people shouldn’t applaud the widely-circulated photo of Landrieu holding a spigot to pour beer into a man’s mouth.

Citing his work as a doctor and his role as a parent, the GOP congressman Wednesday said “keg stands” and other binge-drinking activities should be discouraged. He said: “It’s not something to celebrate.”

Landrieu, in a tight race for a fourth term, has tossed aside criticism that accompanied the photo on social media, saying people “need to get a sense of humor” and describing the tailgate behavior as “just the way we roll.”

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