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Mary Landrieu
Mary Landrieu.jpg
U.S. Senate, Louisiana
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJ. Bennett Johnston, Jr. (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionDecember 6, 2014
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Campaign $$21,060,608
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
1980-1988
Louisiana State Treasurer
1988-1996
Education
High schoolUrsuline Academy, New Orleans, La.
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 23, 1955
Place of birthArlington, Va.
ProfessionReal Estate Agent
Net worth$1,795,007.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mary Loretta Landrieu (b. November 23, 1955, in Arlington, Virginia) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Louisiana. Landrieu was first elected to the Senate in 1996.[1]

Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy were the top two vote-getters in the November 4 "jungle primary". Cassidy defeated Landrieu in a runoff election on December 6, 2014.[2] Some speculated that the Landrieu-Cassidy runoff election would receive significant outside spending and national media attention because the winner of the race was expected to decide which party would gain control of the Senate.[3] The race, however, was less competitive and contentious because Republicans secured control of the United States Senate on November 4, 2014.

Landrieu was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980 to 1988 and served as the Louisiana State Treasurer from 1988 to 1996.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Landrieu is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Democratic Party line more than her fellow members.

Biography

Landrieu was born in 1955 in Arlington, Va., and she attended high school at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, La. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 1977.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Landrieu's professional and political career:[1]

She has also worked as a real estate agent.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Landrieu serves on the following Senate committees:[4][5]

  • Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairwoman
  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Department of Homeland
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
    • Subcommittee on Department of Defense
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining
    • Subcommittee on National Parks
    • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia
    • Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight
    • Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Landrieu was selected as the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on February 11, 2014.[6][7]

2011-2012

Landrieu served on the following Senate committees:[8]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] The Senate has confirmed 16,878 out of 19,009 executive nominations received thus far (88.8 percent). For more information pertaining to Landrieu's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

John Brennan CIA nomination

Yea3.png Landrieu voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.[11]

Economy


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Farm bill

Yea3.png On February 4, 2014, the Democratic controlled Senate approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] It passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that will kick in if or when prices drop; however, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Landrieu joined with 46 other Democratic senators in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 16, 2014, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The Senate voted 72-26 for the 1,582 page bill, with 17 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting in favor of the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Landrieu voted with the Democratic Party in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Landrieu voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[18]

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Yea3.png Landrieu voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[11]

Immigration

Mexico-U.S. border

Nay3.png Landrieu voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Violence Against Women (2013)

Yea3.png Landrieu voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Landrieu voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[19]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mary Landrieu's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Landrieu is a Centrist. Landrieu received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 44 percent on economic issues.[20]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[21]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Favors
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[20]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Landrieu released the following statement on September 10, 2013, on the unfolding situation in Syria: "The use of chemical weapons is cruel and inhumane, and I'm convinced by the evidence presented that the Assad regime used them. During the last few days, I've taken in a tremendous amount of information and views and listened closely to the people of Louisiana and will continue to do so. I believe that we should all push as hard as possible for a diplomatic solution, which would require Syria to give up its complete stockpile of chemical weapons and agree to cease future production and use, in a way that can be verified."[22]

Healthcare

Vanishing healthcare plans

See also: Health insurance policy cancellations since Obamacare

Landrieu spoke in favor of a proposal for legislation on October 29, 2013, that would ensure that all Americans could keep their existing insurance coverage under Obamacare.[23]

“The promise was made, and it should be kept. And it was our understanding when we voted for that bill that people when they have insurance could keep with what they had. So I’m going to be working on that fix," Landrieu said.[23]

Delay in Obamacare mandate

See also: Obamacare overview

On October 24, 2013, Landrieu endorsed a proposal to give Americans more time to sign up for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. The enrollment deadline to sign up for coverage in the first year of the health law's exchanges was March 31, 2014.[24]

"I've always been committed to making the Affordable Care Act work and will continue doing so. I support extending the enrollment period to give people who haven't had access or who want more choice enough time to shop from the 40 competitively priced plans in Louisiana's marketplace. The administration should consider this commonsense suggestion," Landrieu said in a statement.[24]

Social issues

Gay marriage

Landrieu released the following statement on gay marriage: "I feel very strongly that people should be allowed to love who they love, but unfortunately my state has a very strong ban against gay marriage constitutionally, so I'm going to have to think really carefully and listen to the voters of my state about that issue. But it's very tough because I think most people believe that people should love who they love," Landrieu said.[25]

Landrieu is one of only three Democratic Senators who have not voiced support for same-sex marriage, as of April 2013.[26][27]

Controversy

Banned from Russia

In March 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin banned Landrieu from entering Russia.[28]

Husband's real estate career

After lobbyist Tony Podesta hired real estate agent Frank Snellings, Landrieu's husband, to sell his Capitol Hill townhouse, it drew national attention in August 2013.[29]

Podesta had previously hired Snellings, a lawyer-turned-property agent, to broker his 2009 purchase of the townhouse for just under $1.5 million.[29] "I don't remember when I first met Frank, but it was a long time ago. Frank's a really go get 'em agent, and he has a good instinct," Podesta said.[29]

Landrieu's communications director, Matt Lehner said in a statement, "After practicing law in Louisiana for 19 years, Mr. Snellings decided 11 years ago to sell real estate. At that time, he and Sen. Landrieu received guidance from the Senate Ethics Committee that stated it is completely permissible and appropriate for Mr. Snellings to be a real estate agent for anyone. Mr. Snellings and Sen. Landrieu have always abided by the committee's rules and guidance, and they disclose their finances every year."[29]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate runoff election in Louisiana, 2014
See also: United States Senate elections in Louisiana, 2014

Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy were the top two vote-getters in the November 4 "jungle primary."[30] Cassidy defeated Landrieu in a runoff election on December 6, 2014.[2] Some speculated that the Landrieu-Cassidy runoff election would receive significant outside spending and national media attention because the winner of the race was expected to decide which party would gain control of the Senate.[3] The race, however, was less competitive and contentious because Republicans secured control of the United States Senate on November 4, 2014.

Election results

Dec. 5 runoff election
U.S. Senate, Louisiana Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mary Landrieu Incumbent 44.1% 561,099
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy 55.9% 712,330
Total Votes 1,273,429
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Nov. 4 Jungle primary
U.S. Senate, Louisiana General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Landrieu Incumbent 42.1% 619,402
     Democratic Wayne Ables 0.8% 11,323
     Democratic Vallian Senegal 0.3% 3,831
     Democratic William Waymire Jr. 0.3% 4,673
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy 41% 603,084
     Republican Rob Maness 13.8% 202,556
     Republican Thomas Clements 1% 14,173
     Libertarian Brannon Lee McMorris 0.9% 13,034
Total Votes 1,472,076
Source: Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014. Louisiana Secretary of State

Media

See also: Media involvement in the race

Some speculated that the Landrieu – Cassidy runoff election would receive significant outside spending and national media attention because the winner of the race was expected to decide which party would gain control of the Senate.[3] The race, however, was less competitive and contentious because Republicans secured control of the United States Senate on November 4, 2014. At least seven outside groups ran ads against Landrieu tying her to Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) and criticizing her for her stances on gun control, abortion, the Affordable Care Act and immigration. Cassidy also ran ads promising to oppose Obama's energy policies, his "amnesty plan" and the Affordable Care Act. Landrieu's first ad, "Whoa," featured Cassidy giving a speech that the narrator called "incoherent." Landrieu also released ads that criticized Cassidy's positions on social security, raising the minimum wage and equal pay for women and accused him of cutting $86 million dollars from Louisiana's schools to pay for a tax break for millionaires. Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee also ran a radio spot for Landrieu. The narrator in the ad said, "They have shown our president so much disrespect. From playing the race card in commercials, talking about trying to impeach him, to lying about the progress the country has made under his leadership. The president needs you to have you have his back, now more than ever."[31]


Polls

December 6 Runoff
Poll Mary Landrieu Bill CassidyMargin of ErrorSample Size
IWV/GEB International
November 20, 2014
34%60%+/-3.4850
JMC Analytics
November 20, 2014
38%53%+/-3.6734
Rasmussen Reports
November 16-19, 2014
41%56%+/-3.01,000
Vox Populi
November 16-17, 2014
42%53%+/-3.55761
Gravis Marketing
November 12-14, 2014
38%59%+/-4.0643
Magellan Strategies
November 12, 2014
40.5%56.6%+/-2.21,917
AVERAGES 38.92% 56.27% +/-3.29 984.17
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The chart below from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Landrieu attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Landrieu is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Landrieu raised a total of $21,060,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 1, 2013.[34]

Mary Landrieu's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 U.S. Senate (Louisiana) Won $11,304,952
2002 U.S. Senate (Louisiana) Won $9,755,656
Grand Total Raised $21,060,608


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Landrieu's reports.[35]

Mary Landrieu (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]May 23, 2013$2,534,428.04$1,206,649.91$(273,650.26)$3,467,427.69
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$3,467,427.69$1,676,607.56$(279,709.18)$4,864,326.07
October Quarterly[38]October 13, 2013$4,864,326.07$1,350,766.09$(432,380.14)$5,782,712.02
Year-end[39]January 31, 2014$5,782,712$1,397,467$(806,409)$6,373,770
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2014$7,519,217$2,146,121$(3,425,904)$6,239,434
October Quarterly[41]October 15, 2014$5,523,930$2,152,134$(4,183,310)$3,492,754
Pre-Run-off Quarterly[42]November 24, 2014$1,641,186.89$1,750,734.20$(2,609,304.50)$782,616.59
Running totals
$11,680,479.76$(12,010,667.08)

According to an April 2013 Politico report, Landrieu had raised $1.2 million and had $3.5 million cash on hand.[43] However, challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) was not far behind, with $2 million in the bank.[44] That far outpaced other opponents. In reports from July 2013, Landrieu reported raising $1.7 million during the second quarter and had $4.9 million cash-on-hand.[45]

2013

Top recipients of lobbyist contributions

On a list of "Top 10 Recipients of Contributions from Lobbyists in 2013" from OpenSecrets.org, Landrieu ranked 9th on the list with $53,100 in lobbyist contributions.[46]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Landrieu's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $894,018 and $2,695,997. That averages to $1,795,007.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2012 of $13,566,333. Landrieu ranked as the 53rd most wealthy senator in 2012.[47] Between 2004 and 2012, Landrieu's calculated net worth[48] decreased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[49]

Mary Landrieu Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$2,875,121
2012$1,795,007
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-38%
Average annual growth:-5%[50]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[51]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Landrieu is the Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Landrieu received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1995-2014, 22.9 percent of Landrieu's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[52]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Mary Landrieu Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $37,974,536
Total Spent $32,004,744
Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$3,965,863
Oil & Gas$1,395,920
Leadership PACs$1,223,500
Lobbyists$1,103,177
Real Estate$1,006,762
% total in top industry10.44%
% total in top two industries14.12%
% total in top five industries22.9%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Landrieu is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of November 2014. She was a "moderate Democratic leader" in July 2014 and a "rank-and-file Democrat" in June 2013.[53]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[54]

Landrieu most often votes with:

Landrieu least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Landrieu missed 177 of 5,657 roll call votes from January 1997 to November 2014. This amounts to 3.1 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.0 percent among currently serving senators as of November 2014.[55]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Landrieu paid her congressional staff a total of $2,621,357 in 2011. She ranked 20th on the list of the lowest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranked 55th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranked 27th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[56]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2013

Landrieu ranked 44th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[57]

2012

Landrieu ranked 47th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Lanrieu ranked 47th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[59]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Landrieu voted with the Democratic Party 87.4 percent of the time, which ranked 44th among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of November 2014.[60]

2013

Landrieu voted with the Democratic Party 85.3 percent of the time, which ranked 44th among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[61]

Personal

Landrieu is married to attorney Frank Snellings. They have two children.[62]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Bennett Johnston
U.S. Senate - Louisiana
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Louisiana State Treasurer
1988-1996
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Louisiana House of Representatives
1980-1988
Succeeded by
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