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Commentary: Dream state

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- In my dream, I was standing on the south lawn of the White House in the section reserved for the press. In front of a hushed crowd, President George W. Bush sto
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

La. gov. says GOP meddles in Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Louisiana's Republican Gov. Mike Foster is upset with some of his party's national leaders for what he says is interference in the state's Senate race

La. governor upset with top GOP officials

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Mike Foster is upset with some of his party's national leaders for interfering in Louisiana's Senate race. The state GOP has stayed neutral in t

Foster will not enter Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Mike Foster said Friday he would not enter the race to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., despite encouragement from President Bush and others wh

Foster will not enter Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Mike Foster said Friday he will not enter the race to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. Some GOP party leaders intent on ending Democrat control

Foster is urged to enter La. Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Mike Foster didn't appear eager Wednesday to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., despite encouragement this week from GOP supporters to enter the crucial race.

Foster encouraged to enter Senate race

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Mike Foster didn't appear eager Wednesday to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., despite encouragement from some in his party to enter the cruc

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 9, 2002

WASHINGTON, Conn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 8, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 1, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for July 9, 2002

Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Yucca vote moves to full Senate

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- In a surprisingly close vote, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Wednesday a resolution overriding Nevada's objections to the proposed nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain, setting up the final vote in the next few weeks.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

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Mary Landrieu
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, participates in a news conference introducing the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Mary Loretta Landrieu (pronounced /ˈlændruː/, LAN-droo; born November 23, 1955) is the senior United States Senator from the State of Louisiana, and is the second woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. Landrieu is the daughter of former New Orleans mayor and Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Moon Landrieu and the sister of the current Mayor of New Orleans and former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Mitch Landrieu. By national standards, Landrieu is among the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.

Landrieu was born in Arlington, Virginia to Verna Satterlee and former New Orleans mayor Moon Landrieu, and raised in New Orleans. She was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Ursuline Academy of New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1977 where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Before entering politics, she worked as a real estate agent. She was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980 to 1988, representing a New Orleans-based district. She then served as Louisiana state treasurer from 1988–1996, having succeeded the veteran officeholder, Mary Evelyn Parker. In the 1987 primary for treasurer, she defeated two legislative colleagues, Kevin P. Reilly, Sr., chief executive officer at the time of Lamar Advertising Company in Baton Rouge, and Claude "Buddy" Leach, a former U.S. representative and the current chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Landrieu gave up the treasurer's office to run for governor of Louisiana in 1995, but finished third in the state's jungle primary (which at that time was considered the actual election in Louisiana). The eventual winner was Democrat-turned-Republican Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Landrieu and her husband, attorney Frank Snellings (born 1949), who grew up in Monroe, have two children, Connor and Mary Shannon. Her son Connor is currently an enrolled student at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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