On the heels of Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat MORE's (D-La.) crushing loss in Louisiana Senate, Republicans were quick to tie her defeat to the Democratic Party's heir apparant: Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBill Clinton gets into lengthy exchange with Sanders supporter Clinton hits Trump with Snapchat filter at Calif. rally Trump: Scandal might force Clinton out of race MORE.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus crowed that Louisianans had “rejected the Democrat agenda and the Obama-Clinton policies that have produced higher healthcare costs and job-killing regulations.”
Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulOvernight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo Paul ties release of 9/11 docs to defense bill Will Ted Cruz let it go? MORE (R-Ky.), a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, also sought to hang the loss around Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nominatio.
The RNC said its new majority would allow it to pass the “pro-jobs legislation that was stalled in the Senate when Democrats were in control.”
“Bill Cassidy will be a champion for policies that create jobs and grow the economy, especially building the Keystone Pipeline,” Priebus said in a statement. “And as a doctor treating the uninsured, he has seen firsthand how ObamaCare has hurt healthcare in this country and will work toward market-driven, patient-centered reforms. Americans’ priorities will be Republicans’ priorities in the new Senate.”