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The Ballad of Mary Landrieu's Lost Keystone Cause

Democrats fail to deliver that final vote Landrieu really, really needed on the Keystone pipeline.
Photograph By: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Democratic cavalry didn't show up for Mary Landrieu. Again.

In her mostly symbolic effort to pass legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the Louisiana senator came up one vote short. The failed effort was yet another example of Landrieu's party turning its back on her faltering re-election bid.