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Does Landrieu live in Louisiana?

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Sen. Mary Landrieu does not have a house of her own in Louisiana, the state she represents in the Senate, but instead claims to live at her parents' address in New Orleans, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Landrieu also owns a home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., but she listed her family's home on Prieur Street in New Orleans to qualify for the ballot in Louisiana.

“I have lived at my home on Prieur Street most of my life and I live there now, when not fulfilling my duties in Washington or serving constituents across the state,” Landrieu said in a statement, according to the Post.

Republicans have attacked Landrieu for being out-of-touch with Louisiana, and questions about her physical presence in the state will likely add heft to this argument.

“Let’s call it what it is: She doesn’t live in New Orleans,” Rep. Bill Cassidy, Landrieu's Republican opponent, told the Post.

Landrieu is not the first senator in recent memory to be dogged by the residency question, or even the first in this election cycle. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was this year revealed to have no residence of his own in Kansas, which could threaten his bid for re-election.

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Rebecca Berg

Political Correspondent
The Washington Examiner

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