Noting that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, among many others, has abandoned Mary Landrieu, Sean Sullivan and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post describe Landrieu’s lonely last days as a Senator this way:
So with the odds stacked heavily against her, Ladndrieu soldiers on virtually alone — this year’s political equivalent of those holdout Japanese infantrymen who were discovered waging war on remote Pacific islands decades after World War II had ended.
The image is almost enough to make me happy my wife reinstated our subscription to the Post.
Sullivan and Tumulty don’t reach the same heights in the rest of the article — how could they — but they provide some interesting detail. For example, Senate Majority PAC, which spent millions of dollars on behalf of Senate Dems this fall, has not run a single ad for Landrieu in the runoff campaign. Meanwhile, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has spent more than $1.4 million in ads. Overall, pro-Cassidy groups have spent more than $5.6 million for this purpose.
As a result, it is estimated that outside groups have aired around 6,000 ads for Cassidy since the November election. Pro-Landrieu groups have aired fewer than 100.
Landrieu’s most active remaining supporter is the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Under the circumstances, that seems appropriate.