Can Landrieu pull off a ‘Hail Mary’ in Louisiana?

Senate Louisiana DebateIt’s plausible that on Saturday, the day of the runoff election in Louisiana, more people will tune in to the Southeastern Conference Football Championship game than turn out at the polls to vote for their next U.S. senator. If so, it would be a fitting coda to a midterm election season defined largely by voter frustration and apathy. The Louisiana race became an afterthought almost as soon as Republicans clinched their 2015 majority last month, leaving three-term incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu facing an uphill battle largely on her own. But Landrieu and her backers haven’t given up hope for what would be the biggest come-from-behind win of the year.

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