Say what you want about her, for some reason, “Hillary Clinton is hosting a New York City fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Monday,” meaning she’s standing by Landrieu despite expectations that she’s headed for a landslide loss again republican Bill Cassidy.
Landrieu, trailing in recent polls to Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy for the Dec. 6 runoff, continues to face an avalanche of negative ads from conservative advocacy groups, such as Karl Rove’s American Crossroads. But the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, apparently confident of Cassidy’s victory, has canceled planned TV ads in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, according to Politico.
On the other hand, it may be that Hillary wants to take advantage of keeping her own fund raising network intact for an expected run for the presidency in 2016, while giving the appearance of displayed loyalty to a fellow Democrat who may not be in a position to do her much good going forward.
Clinton, who campaigned at a New Orleans rally for Landrieu before just before the Nov. 4 primary, is hosting the Landrieu fundraiser at the home of long-time Clinton supporters Sarah and Victory Kovner. Tickets range from $1,000 to $12,600, with proceeds going to Landrieu’s Senate campaign, the Louisiana Democratic Party and Landrieu’s political action committee. Clinton, the former First Lady and New York senator, is the current frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Republican Senator Rand Paul’s people gave Hillary a ribbing after she backed a slew of losing candidates in the recent mid-terms. This may give them even more ammunition, should they decide to use it.