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."

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

Louisiana state agencies are paying above-market rates to rent office space from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and the state is paying $625,000 for space it isn't using, according to an audit released Monday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards.

Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, seeking to move into Louisiana's highest office, says the state needs to re-examine tax breaks as a way to raise money for the budget and to seriously consider whether to expand Medicaid.

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