As the parties prepare for the 2012 congressional elections, Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
Even by the standards of the U.S. Congress, where committee chairmen traditionally wield their gavel for the benefit of home-state industries, Mary Landrieu’s unapologetic boosterism of Louisiana’s energy interests is drawing notice.
Republicans aiming to seize control of the U.S. Senate face a challenge in their crowded field of primary candidates in some states. It’s a hazard of the party’s own making.
"Getting a vote on Keystone is supposed to show voters what her seniority and position on the Energy Committee is worth."
- Jennifer Duffy on Nov 18, 2014