Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Mary Landrieu: Democrats 'walked away' from helping me in runoff Senate race

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) lashed out Tuesday at her party's campaign committee, saying it had given up on helping her win re-election.

"I am extremely disappointed in the Democratic Senatorial [Campaign] Committee," she told The Washington Post. "I've said that. You know, they just walked away from this race."

Landrieu faces a runoff election Saturday against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) because neither candidate claimed at least 50 percent in the Nov. 4 midterm. Days after that vote, the DSCC pulled its ads from the airwaves, effectively conceding the race.