Not even Landrieu, a Southern Democrat icon, was able to escape voter dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated
Dec. 7, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office.
With most votes counted, unofficial returns showed Cassidy with a commanding victory in Saturday's runoff as he ousted the last of the Senate's Deep South Democrats. Democrats in the South will now be left without a single U.S. senator or governor across nine states stretching from the Carolinas to Texas.
Cassidy spent thecampaign linking Landrieu to Obama. He called his win more of the same message American voters sent nationally on Nov. 4 as Republicans scored big gains in Congress.