Mary Landrieu hasn’t just lost her runoff race against Bill Cassidy, she has been “crushed” (as Politico puts it). With about 40 percent of precincts reporting, Cassidy leads by 17 points. That’s Mark Pryor territory and approaches the domain of Blanche Lincoln, who lost by 21 points in 2010.
Come January, the Senate will consist of 54 Republicans. That’s 2004 territory.
The Democrats now hold zero Senate seats in the deep South and only three in the entire region (two in Virginia and one in Florida). That’s Reconstruction Era territory.
The bad news? We won’t be able to write any more snarky posts about Landrieu’s last stand. The good news? No more emails appealing for money on behalf of Cassidy.