BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has launched a TV ad touting her push to keep people from losing insurance policies because of the federal health care overhaul.
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
In the ad, Landrieu takes credit for President Barack Obama's decision to allow insurance companies to renew individual health insurance plans that had been slated for cancellation under Obama's health law.
Landrieu introduced legislation requiring insurers to renew policies, before Obama allowed the renewals.
The commercial doesn't mention Landrieu's strong support for the federal health revamp, which is unpopular in Louisiana.
Landrieu faces at least two Republican challengers in the 2014 election, including U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.