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Senate Candidate Bill Cassidy Criticizes Landrieu's Keg Assist

Ellen L. Carmichael
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Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy says Sen. Landrieu shouldn't have helped a LSU football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party.

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's leading Republican opponent says she shouldn't have helped a Louisiana State University football fan drink upside-down from a beer keg at a recent tailgate party.

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said people shouldn't applaud the widely circulated photo of Landrieu holding a spigot to pour beer into a man's mouth.

Citing his work as a doctor and his role as a parent, the GOP congressman said Wednesday that "keg stands" and other binge-drinking activities should be discouraged and are not "something to celebrate."

Landrieu, in a tight race for a fourth term, has shrugged off criticism that's resulted mostly on social media, saying people "need to get a sense of humor." Tailgating and keg stands, she said, are "just the way we roll" in Louisiana.

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