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Landrieu undertakes balancing act

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“Diversity was the issue and the goal of hers,” political pollster Silas Lee said of Landrieu’s recent news conference with Letten, Bagneris and May.

Picking Letten could result in “push-back” from her base, Lee said, but whether that will hurt her in a re-election bid that is more than five years away is questionable. “It might be just a temporary emotional response,” Lee said.

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