Marco Rubio to rally with Senate candidate Bill Cassidy

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Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign with Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy on Saturday, as early voting opens for the Dec. 6 runoff.

Cassidy’s campaign announced Tuesday that Rubio will attend two rallies this weekend, in Gonzales and Kenner, to urge people to vote early and to cast those ballots against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

Louisiana’s last Democratic statewide elected official, Landrieu faces a difficult path to a fourth term. Fifty-eight percent of voters selected someone else in the Nov. 4 primary in a state trending more heavily Republican.

Rubio isn’t the only prominent GOP official and possible presidential contender to head to the state to campaign for Cassidy. In the first week after the primary, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was the headliner at a Cassidy rally.