Thursday, 16 October 2008 05:52
by R. Reese Fuller
GOP pulls ads in La.'s senate race
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will pull its TV ads out of Louisiana in support of state treasurer John Kennedy's bid to overtake incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Post reports that the ads will end on Tuesday, just two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Little polling has been done in the state but until recently the two sides disagreed vehemently on Kennedy's chances. Democrats have long believed that Kennedy is less of a star than Republicans make him out to be and insisted that Landrieu would win comfortably. Republicans pushed back that the state was turning more conservative by the day and that the math simply didn't add up for Landrieu.
The NRSC's decision to pull their resources out of the state makes Kennedy's task significantly more difficult. Those familiar with the Kennedy campaign argue he will have enough resources to win the race but with Landrieu and the DSCC now pounding him on television it's hard to see how the NRSC's pull out as anything but bad news for Kennedy's chances.
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