Flashback Friday: Mary Landrieu and Revenue Sharing

Does Mary Landrieu really care about revenue sharing reform? (Probably not)

With her approval rating at all-time lows, Mary Landrieu is doing everything she can to try and gain traction for her struggling US Senate campaign. Lately, that has been making noise about offshore drilling revenue sharing reform. 

But instead of being proactive, like Rep. Bill Cassidy, who has passed two revenue sharing amendments, Senator Landrieu is content to playact for the cameras and then fail to follow through. 

Behind the scenes, Senator Landrieu doesn’t seem too concerned about getting revenue sharing passed quickly. In fact, an article Wednesday said Landrieu was “downplay[ing] urgency” to get revenue sharing reform passed.

This isn’t the first time Landrieu has said one thing and done another when it comes to revenue sharing reform.

In a Flashback Friday to one year ago, let’s take a look at another time Landrieu talked about the importance of revenue sharing reform and the truth about how committed she was to it.

July 24, 2013

Louisiana’s clout-y Senator tells a radio interviewer she wanted to move on revenue sharing earlier but Sen. Jeff Bingaman (NM) stood in the way. Landrieu had to wait for Sen. Bingaman to retire before she could fight for Louisiana.

Reality:
Senator Landrieu actively supported Sen. Bingaman for re-election in 2006, donating $2,000 to him.

Why did Mary Landrieu support to Sen. Bingaman when he was standing in the way of Louisiana getting a fair shake? This is just another example of Landrieu paying lip service to Louisiana issues to trick voters and get re-elected, then siding with the liberal D.C. establishment she has been a part of the last 18 years. After endorsing Harry Reid and voting with President Obama 97 percent of the time, Mary Landrieu is just another piece of the liberal machine.
— Jason Doré, LAGOP executive director
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Posted on July 25, 2014 .