New attack ad targets Landrieu on judge votes

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A conservative group is criticizing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in a new television ad for supporting

the president's judicial picks.

The Judicial Crisis Network said the

30-second commercial began running Monday and will air statewide for two

weeks. The organization

ran a similar ad against U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat from


The spot slams Landrieu for backing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees and for supporting a Senate rule change curbing

the use of the stalling tactic called the filibuster, a move that will help Obama fill vacant judgeships.

"Tell Mary Landrieu to go to work for Louisiana, not Obama," the commercial says.

It's the latest of several attack ads

launched by conservative and Republican groups against Landrieu, who is

seeking a fourth

term in the November 2014 election. She faces two Republican

challengers: U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Col.

Rob Maness, who has the support of several tea party


Landrieu's campaign called the ad "blatantly false," saying the list of judges named in the spot as getting votes of support

from Landrieu includes judges who were confirmed with bipartisan majorities and two nominees who never received a vote and

weren't confirmed.

The senator's campaign also said Landrieu was part of a bipartisan group of senators that worked to confirm judges chosen

by former President George W. Bush.