The Washington Post is claiming that this year's primary in Louisiana is one of the most important in the U.S. The view is that Republicans are becoming more pragmatic about  picking candidates that can actually win in the fall.

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According to the Washington Post  "The last of the three primaries -- Louisiana -- is perhaps the most crucial one. But even there, Republicans appear to be getting what they want: Rep. Bill Cassidy remains the clear GOP front-runner to face Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). Tea party candidate Rob Maness's campaign has yet to catch fire, and while there's still plenty of time, things look good for now for the establishment.".