PEACE ON THE BAYOU

DEMOCRAT LANDRIEU HOPES A UNITED PARTY WILL SPELL VICTORY

Peace in the Middle East and Bosnia may be elusive, but the Clinton Administration has brokered a sensitive cease-fire in Louisiana. Vice President Al Gore flew to Baton Rouge last Friday to preside over the reconciliation of two Democrats: Senate candidate Mary Landrieu and Congressman Cleo Fields, the state's leading black politician. The Gore intervention might seem like an awful lot of White House muscle to settle a neighborhood brawl. But the stakes are high in Louisiana's closely contested Senate race, which pits Landrieu against conservative Republican Louis ("Woody") Jenkins. When Fields finally endorsed Landrieu last week, it ended a feud...

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