Nov 10, 2014 12:40 PM

Cassidy gets tea party aid in Louisiana Senate bid

The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is getting an assist from a political newcomer who could give him a decided edge in his ongoing bid to oust Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

Tea partyer Rob Maness is urging the more than 200,000 people who voted for him in last week's midterm election to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff. At Monday's rally, Cassidy is also expected to get the endorsement of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is considering a presidential bid in 2016.

Landrieu has struck back with a new ad questioning Cassidy's fitness for office. It hits the congressman for a "nearly incoherent" May speech, with quick cuts to Cassidy stumbling over his words and repeating himself.

She and Cassidy were the two top vote-getters last Tuesday.


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