Louisiana, Kentucky, & Arkansas

Louisiana: Judge rules Landrieu stays on ballot. State court Judge Wilson Fields has ruled against a lawsuit challenging US Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) right to run for US Senator on the grounds that she is a resident of the District of Columbia, where she owns a home, rather than Louisiana, where she has a share in a family home. Fields ruled that the Constitution requires a senator to be a resident of the state they represent only on Election Day. Thus, the suit is premature. State Rep. Paul Hollis (R), who filed the suit, says he will decide on Nov. 4 or Dec. 6, the day of Louisiana’s runoff, whether to refile the suit, reports the Times-Picayune.

 

Kentucky: McConnell up by four points. It’s 50% for US Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Minority leader, to 46% for his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, in a poll taken August 28 to September 1 by CNN/ORC and reported in The Hill newspaper. It’s better to be on the winning side of the numbers, but four points is a mighty slim lead for an incumbent.

 

Arkansas: Pryor down by two points. In the hotly contested US Senate race in the Razorback State, US Sen. Mark Pryor (D) is trailing his Republican foe by 47% to 49%, according to a CNN/ORC survey taken August 28 to September 2. Cotton has been regularly leading Pryor by two points, reports The Hill. A two point lead isn’t much, but it looks better for challenger Cotton than incumbent Pryor.