On December 6, Sen. Mary Landrieu will go up against Rep. Bill Cassidy in an election that will decide who will serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate. In an interview in early November with Chuck Todd of NBC, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said that the South “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”
“In addition, the South has not always been the friendliest or easiest place for African Americans to advance, and it’s been a difficult place for women to be recognized as the leaders we are,” the Senator said.
“Everyone knows this is the truth, and I will continue to speak the truth even as some would twist my words seeking political advantage.”
The comments received widespread attention. Will African American voters show up for the special election this Saturday? The Democratic party abandoned Landrieu shortly after election day in November.