On the heels of Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuDems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Lobbying world Former New Orleans mayor: It's not my 'intention' to run for president 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 Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' Seth Rich's brother calls for those pushing conspiracy to 'take responsibility' 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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulBooker, Harris have missed most Senate votes Trump vetoes measure ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen Bottom line 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.”