Monday, December 29, 2014

Bill Cassidy may not have actually worked for his own campaign

Doesn't seem to understand why he won or what the election was even about.
In the interview, Cassidy, who defeated incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu by a 56 percent to 44 percent margin in the Dec. 6 runoff, said he rejects the analysis of most pundits who credited his victory to Republicans who ran a campaign based more on national issues, rather than local ones.

That analysis followed a Cassidy campaign in which he offered few specifics about his own agenda, but ran on what he said was Landrieu's record of supporting President Barack Obama 97 percent of the time and her yes vote that helped pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

According to the analysis, this let him take advantage of the president's unpopularity in Louisiana and minimize the benefits Landrieu hoped to gain by her record of delivering assistance to the state, particularly oil and gas revenue sharing and disaster aid in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

But Cassidy contends that he won because many Louisiana voters had experienced negative impacts from the Affordable Care Act, or knew of others who did, ranging from higher health-care costs to reduced work hours.

"People voted based on their own experiences in Louisiana, not over some national debate," Cassidy said.
OK.  I hope he didn't sign any timesheets billing his campaign for the time he clearly didn't spend working on it..

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