Rand Paul headlining GOP rally in La. Senate race

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. speaks to reporters, surrounded by supporters in New Orleans. Louisiana Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is getting an an assist from a political newcomer who could give him a decided edge in his ongoing bid to oust Landrieu. Tea partyer Rob Maness is urging the more than 200,000 people who voted for him to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff. At a rally today, Cassidy also will get the endorsement of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is considering a presidential bid in 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is getting an assist Monday from a former tea party candidate whose support could give him an edge against Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also is getting behind Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff.

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