Mary Landrieu, Republicans gear up for two-part Louisiana Senate fight
In the Pelican State, Republicans are already stockpiling cash to help GOP establishment favorite Bill Cassidy face Landrieu in the all-but-certain runoff. Outside groups are taking a strong interest.
Cassidy allies have purchased TV advertising time for late November and early December. Freedom Partners, a free-market "super PAC" aligned with the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, reserved $2.1 million in television ad time months ago, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee has plopped down $3.3 million for runoff ads.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it has spent $2.1 million on post-November airtime for Landrieu.
That comes on top of the more than $25 million both sides have poured into the race since last year.