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Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Democratic Senate candidates in the South with her uncompromising embrace of the three-year-old health care law that's at the core of Capitol Hill dysfunction. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Democratic Senate candidates in the South with her uncompromising embrace of the three-year-old health care law that's at the core of Capitol Hill dysfunction.
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Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Democratic Senate candidates in the South with her uncompromising embrace of the three-year-old health care law that's at the core of Capitol Hill dysfunction.

Landrieu says she's still happy she voted for President Barack Obama's signature legislation in 2010. And she refuses to negotiate away the law in the face of Republican demands to scrap it in exchange for approving a federal budget and new borrowing capacity for the nation's treasury.

But her fellow Democratic senators and Senate challengers around the South have taken a more cautious approach. They're criticizing the shutdown and congressional futility, but they're keeping their distance from the president and the health care law.

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