Vice President says he is "confident" she will be re-elected
Vice President Joe Biden was the draw Saturday night for a New Orleans fundraiser for Mary Landrieu.
Some 450 persons paid between $250 and $2,500 apiece to attend the event at a downtown hotel.
Biden, who served 12 years in the U.S. Senate with Landrieu, described the senator as a "relentless advocate for the people of Louisiana."
The senator was introduced by her brother, Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Biden also recognized her parents, former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu and his wife Verna, as well as other members of one of Louisiana’s best-known political families.
Landrieu will seek a fourth term in the Senate next year. So far, no Republicans have announced plans to challenge her re-election bid.
Biden, who spoke for 20 minutes, told the cheering crowd of supporters that he is confident Landrieu will win re-election.
“I am confident that Mary and I are going to continue this journey through 2014 because you are going to re-elect Mary,” Biden said.