Mary Landrieu to Keg-Stand Critics: 'Get a Life'

Landrieu, right, answers questions from the local media during her event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., left, in Baton Rouge, La. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the shadow of the state Capitol on Monday, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu had a message for any Republican critics of her decision Saturday to help a Louisiana State University football fan perform a keg stand as she campaigned across campus.  

"They need to get a sense of humor, and they need to get a life — it’s just the way we roll," Landrieu said in response to a question at a news conference where she and Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., exchanged endorsements.  

Landrieu went on to note that the fan was a 28-year-old alumnus with a master's degree in business. "So, I think he can make decisions for himself what he’d like to do," she said. "I thought I did pretty well by not doing it myself, and helping him."  

This was the second event of the day for Richmond and Landrieu, who earlier appeared at a community center in New Orleans with Landrieu's brother Mitch, the mayor. As one of the most vulnerable incumbents , the senator needs a boost from black turnout across the congressman's 2nd District, which includes parts of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and the river region in between.  

The race is rated a Tossup by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  

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