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Landrieu’s Flop


During her hotly contested Senate reelection campaign, Senator Mary Landrieu ran spanish-language ads stating that she supported the confirmation of Miguel Estrada (see here). Now, her reelection in hand, Senator Landrieu is supporting the Democratic filibuster of Estrada. Landrieu explains the flip-flop as follows:

[M]y campaign ran an ad
that was intended to convey only that I did not oppose his nomination,
instead it read as if I had already decided to support him. Unfortunately,
some of my supporters in the Hispanic community who helped us produce this
commercial misinterpreted my neutrality as a statement of support. I take
personal responsibility for the error and I apologize to anyone who was
misled by these ads, which ran for less than 2 weeks on one radio station in
New Orleans.


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