Republican Louisiana U.S. Senate candidate promised energy panel seat

Republican Bill Cassidy addresses supporters after the results of the midterm elections in Baton Rouge, LouisianaNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The Louisiana Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in a runoff has been promised a seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee if he wins, the Senate Republican leader said on Wednesday. Republican Representative Bill Cassidy is challenging Landrieu, a three-term incumbent who made her position as the committee’s chairwoman a cornerstone of her campaign. She will relinquish that post regardless of the outcome of the Dec. 6 runoff, after Senate Democrats lost their majority to Republicans in last week’s elections. …

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