Super PAC Ad Targets Landrieu Challenger in Louisiana

Landrieu is vulnerable in 2014. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Landrieu is vulnerable in 2014. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Posted December 12, 2013 at 2:52pm

Updated 9:31 a.m. | A Democrat-aligned super PAC has booked airtime in Louisiana, where Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., is facing one of the toughest re-election races in the country.

Senate Majority PAC’s first ad in the Bayou State criticizes GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy for voting to raise the retirement age, “to raise Medicare costs $6,000 per year” and to shut down the federal government.

Watch the ad here:

According to a Republican tracking ad buys, Senate Majority PAC has booked $218,000 in broadcast TV time for a 30-second ad between Friday and Dec. 21. A Democratic source confirmed the ad would be going up Friday and pegged the total buy at around $250,000.

The new ad comes days after the Landrieu campaign released its first TV ad of the campaign. The third-term senator is being challenged by Cassidy and retired Air Force officer Rob Maness, a Republican backed by some outside groups.

The race is rated a Tossup by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.