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Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

Senator Mary Landrieu conceded defeat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in a runoff election on Saturday, a result expanding the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats. Cassidy, a congressman whose victory swells the ranks of Republicans in the Senate to 54, ran a disciplined campaign focused on linking Landrieu to President Barack Obama, who is deeply unpopular among whites in Louisiana. Three-term Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge's victory was virtually preordained when the Democrats national campaign arm abandoned the race after Landrieu failed to win reelection outright on Nov. 4,...

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