Louisiana Democrat De-Lists Self as Co-Host of Obama Fundraiser

By Jennifer Parker

Aug 11, 2008 3:56pm

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the only Senate Democrat in a competitive race this year, was listed as a co-host for a $100-per-person DC fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, until suddenly, she wasn’t.

The event, “Girls Night Out: Lipstick, Laughter and Libations," (you can see the cached version which includes Landrieu’s name HERE) is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 18.

Landrieu campaign spokesman Scott Schneider told the Advocate that she was never supposed to be listed as a co-host.

“I believe it was a clerical mistake where some finance assistant confused who was going to the event with who was hosting the event,” Schneider said.

Louisiana is where former Klansman David Duke won a majority of the white vote in his 1990 race for the Senate and his 1991 gubernatorial campaign.

- jpt

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