Latest News Wires McConnell promises La. GOP Senate candidate spot on Energy committee (+video)

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, expected to become majority leader in January, says Republican candidate Bill Cassidy, who faces Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a runoff next month, will promote energy jobs in Louisiana.

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Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election.