Shakeup: Mary Landrieu Fires Campaign Manager Less Than a Month from Election Day

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 9:55 AM
Shakeup: Mary Landrieu Fires Campaign Manager Less Than a Month from Election Day

With only 26 days until the midterms and polls consistently not going her way, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has decided to shake up her campaign in a major way. From The Times-Picayune:

Facing the toughest battle of her political career, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is replacing her campaign manager and bringing in experienced hands from her previous three successful Senate runs to help with the final push for the Nov. 4th open primary.

Campaign staffers confirmed the changes on Wednesday.

Adam Sullivan, who had been campaign manager, is leaving that role but continuing as an advisor to the campaign.

Sullivan is being replaced by Ryan Berni - and the decision is apparently a family affair. Berni ran the 2014 mayoral re-election campaign of her brother, Mitch Landrieu. 

Landrieu's campaign has taken several hits this summer and fall, considering controversial reports that she billed taxpayers for flights to fundraisers, and she doesn't own a home in Louisiana.

Perhaps Landrieu is hoping family ties will piece together her struggling campaign, but Landrieu faces an uphill battle against GOP challenger Bill Cassidy. Our poll tracker continues to show Cassidy with a steady lead.