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Common Core Heats Up Louisiana Senate Race

Add the Louisiana Senate Race to the list of campaigns where the Common Core State Standards are rocketing to the forefront ahead of the mid-term elections.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu and her two Republican challengers, Rep. Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, are squaring off on the controversial standards, according to a story by Mike Hasten that graced the cover of Monday’s Shreveport Times.

In an interview with Hasten, Landrieu defended the common core, emphasizing that the standards are a local and state effort, and not part of a federal initiative. She also slammed Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal for his effort to repeal the standards, and noted that he was supportive of the common core before he wasn’t.