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Gallup poll finds slight shift to Democrats in Louisiana

Gallup poll finds slight shift to Democrats in Louisiana

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 30 (UPI) --The political balance in Louisiana has shifted to the Democrats for the first time in three years, a Gallup poll released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Mary Landrieu tells keg-stand critics to 'get a life'

Mary Landrieu tells keg-stand critics to 'get a life'

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 24 (UPI) --Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told the people criticizing her over helping a Louisiana State University football fan perform a keg stand to "get a life."
Aileen Graef
Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel

Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) --U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., spent $33,700 of her Senate office money on campaign trips.
Danielle Haynes
Mary Landrieu picks up endorsements, Cassidy agrees to 2 debates

Mary Landrieu picks up endorsements, Cassidy agrees to 2 debates

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 11 (UPI) --Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has picked up the endorsements of several local politicians in her race for re-election.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Reid demands apology for GOP candidate's 'plantation' comment

Harry Reid demands apology for GOP candidate's 'plantation' comment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is demanding an apology from Rep. Bill Cassidy, who accused him of running the upper chamber "like a plantation."
Gabrielle Levy
Judge throws out Republican challenge to Sen. Landrieu's residency

Judge throws out Republican challenge to Sen. Landrieu's residency

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5 (UPI) --A Republican challenge to Sen. Mary Landrieu's residency can only be made if she wins another term, a Louisiana judge ruled Friday.
Frances Burns
Mary Landrieu hit with residency, ethics complaints

Mary Landrieu hit with residency, ethics complaints

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 2 (UPI) --The hits keep coming against Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu in her uphill fight to hang onto her Senate seat.
Gabrielle Levy
Sen. Mary Landrieu uses mom's home as Louisiana address

Sen. Mary Landrieu uses mom's home as Louisiana address

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) --U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is a Washington resident who does not live in her parents' home, listed as her New Orleans voting address, Republicans charge.
Frances Burns
Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --A bill to provide emergency funding to handle the flood of children coming across the southern U.S. border passed a key procedural hurdle Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --While bipartisan leaders in a Senate committee passed a bill in support of Keystone XL, Sen. Lisa Murkowski warned against overselling the win.
Daniel J. Graeber
Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

Keystone bill passes Senate Energy Committee

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline passed out of a Senate committee Wednesday, but may go no further.
Gabrielle Levy
Alison Lundergan Grimes: VA chief Shinseki needs to go

Alison Lundergan Grimes: VA chief Shinseki needs to go

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called for the resignation of VA head Eric Shinseki, in wake of scandal.
Aileen Graef
Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

Senate approves David Barron confirmation to First Circuit

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The Senate confirmed David Barron after the Justice Department agreed to release a memo he wrote giving legal justification for drone strikes against Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --Tom Steyer, the liberal billionaire behind the climate change-focused PAC NextGen Climate Action, has identified seven races as part of his $100 million effort.
Gabrielle Levy
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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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