2014-10-10T110611Z_1_LYNXNPEA990HX_RTROPTP_2_USA-ELECTION-LOUISIANA

U.S. Senator Landrieu faces headwinds in Louisiana re-election bid

File photo of Senator Landrieu speaking to reporters after the Democratic weekly policy luncheon on Capitol HillBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – As U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu addressed students at a New Orleans university destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nine years ago telling of her struggles to fund its restoration, she could as easily have been describing her fight this year to get re-elected. In a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, Landrieu, a Democrat in a solidly red state that has grown more conservative in her 18 years on the job, is bucking strong headwinds. …

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