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|Landrieu re-election campaign makes pit stop in Monroe|
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu joined dozens of supporters Saturday at a Monroe restaurant to kick off her re-election campaign, saying she will continue to fight for small businesses like the one where she staged her Monroe rally, Lea's Lunchroom.
Landrieu, D-New Orleans, most likely will face state Treasurer John Kennedy, R-Zachary, in the November general election. That will be the case if Kennedy prevails in a party primary election in September against minor opposition.
As a member of a Senate committee that deals with small business issues, Landrieu says it has been a pleasure to promote the expansion of small businesses.
"We love to see our Louisiana businesses expand and grow," Landrieu said. "Small businesses are really the backbone of Louisiana's economy and particularly here in northeast Louisiana."
Landrieu said she has fought to give small business owners the help they need to provide affordable healthcare to their workers.
"I know that small businesses often have difficulty covering the cost of providing health insurance for their employees, so I am fighting in the Senate for sensible solutions that will make it easier on Louisiana's businesses," Landrieu said.
She supports allowing small businesses to band together to purchase health insurance at lower costs, and giving individuals tax breaks for the cost of health care.
In April, she was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because her "election to the Senate will help produce sustained economic growth and promote America's competitiveness in the world markets," according to U.S. Chamber president Thomas Donohue.
"Over the last 12 years we have fought and won significant battles for our state that have improved the quality of life and the future outlook for our state," Landrieu said. "I'm proud that I've successfully won many of these battles with a Republican president in the White House as well as a Democratic president."
"In all cases, I've managed to put Louisiana's interests first and have led by building bipartisan coalitions for change, progress and reform," she said.
Landrieu touted her seats on numerous committees such as the appropriations committee, energy and natural resources committee and homeland security committee.
"These put me in a position to advocate on your behalf for the future of Louisiana," she said. "I've used these positions to push forth historic change.
"For 10 years I lead a bruising, but successful battle to achieve something our state tried for 60 years, and that was to secure a portion of offshore gas and oil revenues for the state. We now get 37 1/2 percent of every dollar that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico."
She said that revenue will direct billions of dollars to Louisiana to secure its coast by building a "world-class hurricane and flood protection system."
She also pointed to her efforts to secure funding for key local projects such as Monroe Regional Airport, Kansas-Lane connector, Greater Ouachita Port and flood protection and development projects along the Ouachita River.
"I want to return to the Senate to keep delivering for the state, and to keep doing what's right for the people of Louisiana … to reduce gas prices, create jobs, build levees and restore our coast," Landrieu said.