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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)

Political Highlights: La. Senate, 2006-08; U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-15
Born: Sept. 28, 1957; Highland Park, Ill.
Residence: Baton Rouge
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Laura Layden Cassidy; three children
Education: Louisiana State U., B.S. 1979; Louisiana State U., M.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks - Chairman; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Veterans' Affairs; Joint Economic

Election History
2014general runoffBill Cassidy (R) 712,37955.9
Mary Landrieu (D) 561,21044.1
2014generalMary Landrieu (D) 619,40242.1
Bill Cassidy (R) 603,04841.0
Rob Maness (R) 202,55613.8
Thomas Clements (R) 14,1731.0
Brannon McMorris (LIBERT) 13,0340.9
Wayne Ables (D) 11,3230.8
William Waymire (D) 4,6730.3
Vallian Senegal (D) 3,8350.3
2012generalBill Cassidy (R) 243,55379.4
Rufus Craig (LIBERT) 32,18510.5
Richard Torregano (NOP) 30,97510.1
2010generalBill Cassidy (R) 138,60765.6
Merritt McDonald (D) 72,57734.4
2008generalBill Cassidy (R) 150,33248.1
Don Cazayoux (D) 125,88640.3
Michael Jackson (X) 36,19811.6
Roll Call Vitals


Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Bill Cassidy has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.