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Louisiana's Landrieu Surging In Senate Race

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Louisiana's Landrieu Surging In Senate Race

Election 2008: Congressional & State Races

Louisiana's Landrieu Surging In Senate Race

Louisiana's Landrieu Surging In Senate Race

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Among this year's Senate races, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana was long thought to be the only Democratic incumbent in a tough race.

Many of Landrieu's supporters were scattered to other states by hurricanes. And her opponent, Democrat-turned-Republican John Kennedy, the state treasurer, had been recruited by none other than Karl Rove.

Now, with two weeks to go before the election, Landrieu has jumped to a clear lead over Kennedy.