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Landrieu's opponent slams her for helping out on keg stand

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running against Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, is now calling her out for having assisted a man doing a keg stand outside a Louisiana State University game on Saturday.

Citing his work as a doctor and his role as a parent, the GOP congressman Wednesday said "keg stands" and other binge-drinking activities should be discouraged. He said: "It's not something to celebrate." [AP]

On Monday, Landrieu dismissed any talk about the keg stand from her critics: "They need to get a sense of humor, and they need to get a life — it's just the way we roll."

Recent polls have shown Landrieu trailing Cassidy in her bid for re-election. Could this somehow become a major story to change the campaign? --Eric Kleefeld