BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Senator Mary Landrieu released a new ad, "Keeping the Promise," pointing out her efforts to fix the affordable care act. The $250,000 campaign will air in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe markets.
Political analyst Clay Young says she needs to positive publicity.
"Yep she is being targeted by the national republican party as one of the democrats who is most up, her seat is most up for grabs so she's trying to defend her turf this far out ahead of the election," says Young. "But she knows she's in a really big fight because she's been there as long as she has," he added.
The ad features Landrieu on a number of news shows talking about the affordable care act.
"She's got to counter attack and be on the offensive it's a race that's in the works, that's fluid and she's had three tough ones and this will be the toughest she's had in her four tries for the U.S. Senate," says political analyst Jim Engster.
"The Republicans are going to spend a lot of money; democrats will spend as much as the republicans. Landrieu herself has said she is going to raise about 15 million and so if that's the case this race between Senator Landrieu, Bill Cassidy, and whoever else gets in will be more expensive than the other three races that Mary Landrieu has had combined," says Engster.