U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to outraise her chief Republican competitor, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, but she's spending more money as well.
The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state Children's Health Insurance Program, known as LaCHIP, didn't meet federal requirements for the bonus payments.
The deal appears to have the state taking a loss for the cash up front.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Rob Maness is waging a long-shot campaign against the better-funded GOP contender.
Democrats scour GOP records for provocative comments.