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Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu

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Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back.

Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA. There were very few comments offering support to Landrieu.

Political analyst, Elliot Stonecipher says the more than 600 comments are not indicative of a scientific poll, but the backlash is something that the three term senator has probably noticed - and for good reason.

"Anytime that kind of negativity, especially by a percentage shows up for anybody who is up for election, the first thing you have to ask yourself is: is this a candidate who depends on young people? Because that is social media," said Stonecipher.

Landrieu has said she will run a fourth time, but has not qualified yet.

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