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2014 Louisiana Primary U.S. Senatorial Candidates

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., left, Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., right, and Republican candidate Rob Maness participate in a debate at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., left, Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., right, and Republican candidate Rob Maness participate in a debate at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Alvaro Pena

The state of Louisiana has been democratically strong over the
years with Mary Landrieu at the helm, and she is running to win
her fourth term in the 2014 Louisiana Senate Race. Republicans
Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness have made the race quite interesting.
It is one of the closest races between Republican and Democratic
candidates of the new decade, and if no candidate gets more than
50 percent of the vote, it will require a run-off,most likely
between Cassidy and Landrieu. Here are the highlights for each
candidate. On page 2 of this issue, you can find a sample ballot
of all candidates and proposals on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4.

Democratic U.S. Senatorial Candidates:

Sen. Mary Landrieu: Chairperson for US Senate Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources, as well as the Senate Committee of Appropriations
Homeland Security subcommittee. Landrieu also serves as a member of the
Small Business and Homeland Security committees.
Landrieu has decades of experience serving Louisiana, first as state
treasurer from 1988 to 1996, and a US senator since 1997.
∙ Sen. Landrieu has a strong record of protecting our Second Amendment
rights.
∙ “Passport to the Middle Class” is a plan to increase the maximum
award of Pell Grants and lower interest rates on student loans.
∙ Landrieu supports the expansion of Medicaid
∙ Landrieu agrees that the Islamic State group poses a “serious
threat.”
∙ Landrieu stresses the importance of the Gulf Coast ports.
∙ Sen. Mary Landrieu pushes for an agreement on a Senate bill to
ensure the protection of oil and gas jobs at the Citgo refinery in
Lake Charles.
∙ Women-led businesses support Mary Landrieu in her fight to help
small businesses in Louisiana.Landrieu has a strong record of
supporting small businesses.

Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidates:

Dr. Bill Cassidy: A life of service as a doctor and a state
representative of Louisiana have inspired people to respect and
support Cassidy’s campaign.
On his campaign, Cassidy speaks of the issues that need to be attended
to.
∙ Cassidy believes in free-market health care solutions that give the
patients the power.
∙ He proposes legislation promoting natural gas as a transportation
fuel, he supports hydraulic fracturing, and building the Keystone XL
Pipeline that will create job opportunities.
∙ Cassidy believes that parents should make the decisions for best
education for their children.
∙ Coastal Restoration and Storm Protection is a top priority for
Cassidy.
∙ Cassidy will ensure that our Second Amendment rights to bear arms is
protected.
∙ Opposes amnesty and opposes any immigration reform. Cassidy thinks
that the border needs to be secure before any immigration reform
takes place.

Rob Maness: Served 32 years in the Air Force working up the ladder to
becoming a Colonel. As a Joint Chiefs of Staff Operations Officer
within the Pentagon, he directly assisted the United States
national security team in creating, synchronizing, and executing
the campaign plan for the global war on terrorism. His combat
decorations include the Bronze Star and Air Medal.
Rob Maness addresses what he is striving to improve in Louisiana and the
U.S.
∙ Freedom For Veterans Plan is to improve the health care of veterans.
∙ Life For Louisiana Plan protects the life of unborn children across
the country.
∙ Maness wants the reforming of schools so that government would be
remove from any education decisions.
∙ Introduces legislation banning special interest pork spending from
being put into disaster recovery bills.

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