Mary Landrieu’s Louisiana Residency Is Her Parent’s House

by Andrew Johnson

Mary Landrieu is using her dad for more than just his renowned name in Louisiana politics: She also uses his address.

A new report from the Washington Post finds that the Louisiana Democrat in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country claims her parents’ New Orleans home as her primary residence in the state. She is also registered to vote at that home.

The house is jointly owned by her father, former New Orleans mayor Moon Landrieu, and her mother Verna, as well as Nineland Partnership, which is a partnership consisting of the couple’s nine children, according to the Post.

On her Federal Election Commission statement of candidacy from earlier this year, Landrieu used her D.C. address.

Residency questions have proved to be a problem for a number of congressional candidates over the years, most notably former Indiana Republican senator Richard Lugar, who hadn’t had a home in the state for years and lost in a 2012 primary. Landrieu’s likely Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy, is already hitting her for her strong ties to D.C.

Polls show Cassidy and Landrieu advancing to Louisiana’s run-off election December following November’s jungle primary, in which the top two candidates advance if none receive more than 50 percent of the vote.