Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Democrats sound like they're throwing in the towel on Louisiana's Senate runoff

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) faces a December runoff to determine if she'll keep her seat, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is already canceling some planned ad spots in the race, according to Politico.

Though Landrieu led Republican Bill Cassidy 42 percent to 41 percent in the first round of voting in Tuesday's three-way race, polls showed her getting clobbered in a runoff. Still, DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky told Politico Landrieu "is a proven run-off winner and we support her 100 percent."