And then there are Republican state legislators also pondering a Landrieu challenge.
“I think she is extremely vulnerable” Teepell said. “So there is going to be a lot of competition among Republicans to take her on and it’s going to be a good ole Louisiana free-for-all.”
For her part, Landrieu seemed ready for the election season and hammered home what appeared likely to be a theme of her bid.
“I am very excited about running again,” she said. “More than ever, the people of the state, Democrats, Republicans and independents really understand the value of having an effective champion in Washington.”