This makes me quite happy.
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate runoff race Saturday night, felled by the red tide that’s swept the South and ties to an unpopular President that she couldn’t shake.
CNN called the race for her Republican opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy a little over a half hour after the polls closed. Republicans picked up nine Senate seats this election cycle and will have control of 54 seats in the chamber next year.
Once seen as Democrats’ strongest incumbent, Landrieu ended up such a long-shot in her runoff with Cassidy that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee cut its investment in the state, a move that Landrieu decried as leaving “a soldier on the field.”
It is worth noting that half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare will not be in office once the new Senate is seated. That is rather remarkable considering it has only been 5 years and senators serve 6 year terms. There are only 30 senators left in the chamber who voted for Obamacare.