SIREN: Elections Expert Predicts Landrieu Has 55% Chance of Losing Senate Seat
The news keeps getting worse for embattled Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Just last week, The Cook Political Report moved Louisiana to a “toss up,” and now statistician and elections expert Nate Silver is predicting that Mary Landrieu has a 55% chance of losing her Senate seat. The noted data guru also predicted that there is a 60% chance that voters replace the Democratic Senate majority in the fall.
Silver's analysis of Landrieu's candidacy was ho-hum, "she’s running against the tide in what has become a very red state, and her moderate overall voting record may be undermined by her role in passing the Affordable Care Act in 2010."
Despite Mary Landrieu's claims that she is "indispensable," the truth is, whether it's her support for ObamaCare or her new post as the Energy and Natural Resources Chair, Landrieu has been forced to be a rubber stamp for the Obama/Reid agenda.
Landrieu is incapable of stopping the Obama/Reid war on American energy and was the deciding vote on ObamaCare, a law that the majority of Louisianans oppose.
Silver's assessment of this Senate race is the latest bad news for the embattled Landrieu, who recently hit the panic button, dropping 40% of her money on a massive TV buy. It’s no wonder Democrats are so nervous about the state of the race.
"Senator Mary Landrieu is incapable of stopping the Obama/Reid war on American energy and was the deciding vote on ObamaCare," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Louisiana voters know that Mary Landrieu has been dishonest with them about a range of issues and as a result no longer trust her to keep her word. Louisianans look forward to replacing Mary Landrieu with an effective Senator who will be an advocate for the Pelican state in Washington."