Mary Landrieu Holds Off Strong GOP Challenge
First-term Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu won re-election Saturday
in a closely fought runoff battle with Republican Elections Commissioner
Suzanne Haik Terrell.
Republican leaders had targeted Landrieu for defeat after the
freshman senator failed to garner the 50 percent to win the seat
outright on Nov. 5. President Bush, Vice President Cheney and
former President Bush all visited Louisiana in the final days
of the campaign. (12/07)
Remains Statistically Tied as Louisianans Head to the Polls
candidates contending for a Louisiana U.S. Senate seat campaigned
hard on Friday, continuing to argue over hot-button issues and
attempting to gain the advantage in a race that recent polls have
indicated is a dead heat.
Kwame Holman reports on the policies and politics playing out
in the Bayou State ahead of Saturday's final electoral showdown.
and Terrell in a Dead Heat
Bush hit the campaign trail on Tuesday for the final time this
election cycle in hopes of bolstering the campaign of Suzanne
Terrell, the Republican challenger in the U.S. Senate race in
- Terrell Debate
forum with incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu and challenger Suzanne
Haik Terrell. The debate originally aired on Tuesday November
26 from 7:00-8:00 PM CST.
-- From Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Pours in to the Final Race of the 2002 Election
national advisers and money pour into the Bayou State, freshman
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Commissioner of Elections
Suzanne Haik Terrell have been pounding each other on television
and in heated debates ahead of their Dec. 7 runoff.
Sen. Mary Landrieu
Elections Commissioner Suzanne Terrell
-- From Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Mid Nov.)
Perkins Eliminated from Runoff
The Nov. 5 election did narrow the field of candidates to two
from an original nine, including two Republicans considered
the other serious contenders.
Profile: U.S. Rep.
Profile: State Rep. Tony Perkins
Bet on a Risky Strategy to Oust Freshman Senator
Update: If there is a national
story in Tuesday's election, it is the battle by both parties
to take control of Congress. But like the 2000 presidential election,
it appears the final chapter in the Senate may not be written
until weeks after Election Day.
potential delay in knowing who will represent the Bayou State
stems from a uniquely Louisiana law. On Nov. 5, residents will
vote in an open primary from a crowded slate of nine candidates.
If no one receives a majority of the ballots cast, the top two
vote-getters will square off in a Dec. 7 runoff. (11/03)