ABC, NBC Omit Mention of Vulnerable Democrat Landrieu in Failed Keystone Senate Vote

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<p>While all three major broadcast networks covered the failed vote in the U.S. Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline on Tuesday night, ABC and NBC neglected to mention that political motivations were behind the vote to aid the reelection efforts of vulnerable Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that will take place on December 6.&nbsp;</p>

<p>After previously being held up in the Senate for years, the vote was finally allowed early Tuesday night and fell one vote short of the 60 votes needed for passage as only 14 Democratic Senators joined with all 45 Republicans to approve the measure.&nbsp;The measure, which was sponsored in the Senate by Landrieu, passed the House last week where the bill was named after her runoff election opponent in Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.</p>

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