Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.
With Cassidy's victory, the GOP will hold 54 seats when the Senate convenes in January, nine more than they have now. Republican victories in two Louisiana House districts Saturday - including the seat Cassidy now holds - ensure at least 246 seats, compared to 188 for Democrats, the largest GOP advantage since the Truman administration after World War II.
[Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated, by Melinda Deslatte and Bill Barrow, Associated Press, December 6, 2014]
It's satisfying to see another Amnesty supporter go down. Of course, at this point, what difference does it make? The GOP has already shown its willingness to surrender to Barack Obama's unilateral Amnesty.
Still, with 54 Senators and a huge House majority, the Republican Party can't plead that it doesn't have the strength to stop Barack Obama. It has all the institutional support it needs — it just lacks the will.