Whoops: Landrieu disses Democratic backer
By James Hohmann | 12/4/14 | Politico
Talk about awkward.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) sent a fundraising email to her list Wednesday, trying to help out her colleague Mary Landrieu ahead of Saturday’s Louisiana Senate runoff.
At almost the same time, the Louisiana Democrat was direly warning voters in her home state that Cantwell could become ranking member of the Senate Energy committee if she loses this weekend, which looks almost certain.
Landrieu told voters in New Roads, La., that she likes Cantwell very much, “but …”
“I’m not sure Louisiana’s going to think very much of a senator from Washington state who’s all for windmills and alternative energy, and doesn’t support the oil and gas industry,” she said, according to Bloomberg. “That’s who’s gonna take my place as head of this committee!”
The diss has now been picked up by the Seattle media.
In her fundraising email, Cantwell wrote that Republican Bill Cassidy has the Koch brothers, “but Mary’s got us.”
“There’s … much we can accomplish together if we send Mary Landrieu back to the Senate,” she wrote.