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Here's How a Democratic Senator Responded When Asked if She Would Support Harry Reid

"What I said was..."

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., talks to the media after her debate with Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Republican candidate Rob Maness at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) refused to say Monday night whether or not she would vote to reelect Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as the Senate Majority Leader in the next Congress.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., talks to the media after her debate with Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Republican candidate Rob Maness at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“I am going to wait to see what the leadership looks like,” she said during a debate, according to Politico. “I’m not saying yes. I’m not saying no.”

The Democratic senator noted in the exchange that her answer Monday differed from what she had said in the past. However, she defended her statement.

“I did not change my mind. What I said was — I said two or three months ago in the hallway that I would vote for Harry Reid. Tonight, I said I will consider what the candidates are,” she later said, according to Politico.

Democratic candidates have ignited national headlines this election season, refusing to say whether they previously supported President Barack Obama and his agenda.

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn fell silent earlier this month when asked if she voted for the president in 2008 and 2012. Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes also made news when she refused to say whether or not she voted for Obama.

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