Louisiana Democratic senator Mary Landrieu, who's been under fire for living full-time in Washington, D.C. rather than her home state, recently told supporters that her lavish home is actually quite modest:
Ryan Lovelace writes at National Review Online:
At a campaign event in Bogalusa, La., this weekend, Landrieu called a woman up on stage to explain that the 7,300 square-foot house doesn’t qualify as a mansion, and then interrupted the woman to add that she lives next to the cleaners and her home is only 36 feet wide. “They say I live in a mansion,” Landrieu said. “It’s a townhome, which I also have a home in New Orleans.”
Landrieu reportedly lives in a 7,316 square-foot house in D.C. that boasts five bathrooms, four water heaters, and 82 fire sprinkler heads.
Landrieu appears to be heading to a runoff with Republican congressman Bill Cassidy. He currently leads Landrieu by 4.8 percentage points in a head-to-head matchup, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.