Incumbent Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu made some controversial remarks on “Meet the Press” when Chuck Todd asked her why Obama has struggled politically in the south.

Landrieu told Todd that the south hasn’t been the friendliest place for African Americans or women.

Less than four points separate Landrieu in the polls from her challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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Cassidy joined Megyn Kelly by phone tonight to respond to Landrieu’s statement. He said that Louisiana residents don’t understand ObamaCare and can’t imagine why the president won’t approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

“When under our Constitution we work through the political process to change directions, we’re called racist,” he said.

Cassidy said that Louisiana residents are the ones suffering under ObamaCare, and he said Landrieu “should focus more on policies instead of insulting us.”

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Cassidy said that Louisiana natives reject Obama because his policies have been bad for the state and country, remarking that if Landrieu actually lived in Louisiana instead of D.C., she would understand that.

“We’re not racist, we just have common sense,” he said.

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