Think you have heard it all? I am waiting to hear from Karl Rove on this one. The Chamber of Commerce is willing to offer up the Senate to the Dems by supporting Landrieu. Even worse is the bizarre election process that takes place in Louisiana. So we will be waiting until December to probably know the outcome of the control of the Senate. One can only imagine next December. Keep in mind Reid paid her off with millions of bucks for the final vote to push forward Obamacare. Here we go.
Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce’s national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader.
In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement from the Chamber could throw her a critical lifeline as she tries to separate herself from Obama and national Democrats and position herself as a conservative Democrat.
Louisiana holds its primary election on the same day other states conduct their general election. The top two voter getters in Louisiana then proceed to a run-off election in December. It is not improbable that control of the Senate could hang on the outcome of the December run-off in Louisiana. Having endorsed Landrieu, the Chamber would find itself fighting to keep Democrats in control of the Senate.
More over at Breitbart
So Chamber, is it all about clout and not one of the most corrupt politicians?
Here is an old post just for the memory back in 2009
November 23, 2009 — bunkerville |
Yesterday, Mary Landrieu closed the deal for a payoff to Louisiana in exchange for her vote to let Harry Reid’s health care restructuring bill go to Senate floor debate. The deal had been negotiated over weeks, with initial reports putting the price tag at $100 million, only to haveLandrieu brag that the real price was $300 million.
Named as one of the 15 most corrupt politicians, it was only a question of “how much” for her vote. Its LA remember?
Landrieu, D-La., violated federal bribery laws in getting a $2 million earmark for a reading program whose executives and lobbyists donated to her 2002 re-election campaign.
Landrieu brags that the real price was $300 million as opposed to $100 million to get her Reid Vote. No shame whatsoever. We will never know how much was promised to the rest of the Dems for their 30 pieces of silver in the form of a yes vote.
Now, it turns out that Landrieu has agreed to hold a fundraiser for Reid in New Orleans:
She and political consultant James Carville will host a brunch for Senator Reid on Dec. 12 at the St. Charles Avenue home of David Voelker, an investor who chairs the Louisiana Recovery Authority and was a supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
I am sure the two are not connected. Just like Landrieu’s vote had nothing to do with the payoff.
Yes, all about the clout