Delcambre now has a boat launch that can handle four boats at a time and a new pavilion for the seafood and farmer's market.

Lawmakers launched their latest effort Wednesday to try to chip away at a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge repair and improvement work across Louisiana, seeking ideas to raise new transportation dollars in an anti-tax environment.

In a response, Cassidy didn't retract the comment. He says Reid runs the Senate "dictatorially," not allowing votes on items that he doesn't support. Cassidy said: "Any other interpretation of my remarks is a false controversy."

The congressman has rejected two other debates in which Landrieu had agreed to participate.

Her main Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, has announced only one debate commitment.

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