Where the Louisiana Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues


We’re in overtime in Louisiana!

Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote on November 4, the top candidates are facing off on December 6. The two candidates are Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy.

The CatholicVote.org Research Team has been hard at work this election season to ensure that Catholic voters across the country are well-informed when they reach the polls.

We believe the choice is clear: Catholics and all Louisianans should vote for Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate. 

New blog image for LA candidate comparisonThis flyer features a simple side-by-side comparison of the candidates’ positions on issues that are foundational to Catholics. On issues such as life, marriage and religious liberty, Bill Cassidy is immeasurably better than Mary Landrieu.

Mary Landrieu calls herself a Catholic, but she refused to vote for religious liberty protections in the Senate and she has a 100% pro-abortion record since 2008. Electing Bill Cassidy will give Louisianans another pro-life vote in the Senate.

We have also included other areas of concern to Catholic voters, including fiscal responsibility, education and health care. On these issues, we also think that Bill Cassidy comes out on top. Unlike abortion which involves an intrinsic evil which can never be justified, Catholics are free to disagree on which approach is best on education, health care and education.

[Click here or on the flyer image to download our printable one-page Candidate Comparison Flyer.]



Bill Cassidy is pro-life. In the House of Representatives, he supported the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who feel pain after 20 weeks. Source: House of Representatives Voting Database

Mary Landrieu has consistently voted to keep abortion legal. She has a 100% pro-abortion record since 2008. The radical pro-abortion group Emily’s List proudly declares Mary Landrieu as one of the “Women We Helped Elect.” Sources: Landrieu RecordEmily’s List.



Bill Cassidy believes marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Source: Wall Street Journal

Landrieu thinks that marriage should be redefined, but claims she will respect the will of Louisiana voters. Source: New York Magazine



Bill Cassidy believes that freedom of religious is crucial for all Americans. “Freedom of religion and our First Amendment rights must be protected and respected. The President and congressional Democrats supported this federal mandate, which conflicts with Louisiana values. It’s not the government’s responsibility to tell business owners the extent of which they can practice their faith in everyday business decisions. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to stop Washington bureaucrats from taking away this religious liberty.” Source: Representative Bill Cassidy official website

Mary Landrieu voted for a bill that would force for-profit employers to pay for contraceptives and abortifacents in their health care plans. Source: Congressional Voting Records



Bill Cassidy wants to repeal and replace Obamacare in favor of patient-centered, market-based solutions. Source: Representative Bill Cassidy official website

Mary Landrieu supported Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act into law, causing 90,000 people in Louisiana to lose their health care coverage. Sources: Senator Mary Landrieu official website, Associated Press



Bill Cassidy opposes Common Core. “Dr. Cassidy strongly believes that parents and teachers, not federal bureaucrats, will make the best education decisions for students.” Source: Cassidy for Senate campaign website

Mary Landrieu promotes the implementation of Common Core in Louisiana. Source: The Times Picayune


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