"Vulnerable Senate Democrats Urge Keystone XL Approval"

"Four politically vulnerable Senate Democrats are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, spotlighting the implications of an election-year decision that may influence which party controls the chamber."

"At a rally yesterday in Washington, Senators Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas joined Republicans, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S., oil-industry lobbyists and labor leaders to call on the administration to authorize the $5.4 billion Canada-U.S. oil pipeline. Two other Senate Democrats who face tough November re-elections -- Mark Begich of Alaska and Kay Hagan of North Carolina -- weren’t at the rally but also have voiced strong support for the project."

Laura Litvan reports for Bloomberg February 5, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama" (NPR)

"Greens Warn Base Will Sit Out Election" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"Broad Coalition Backs Keystone XL Oil Pipeline" (AP)

"Some 300 Rallies Held in Us After State Dept Green Lights Keystone XL" (RT (Russian Government))

Source: Bloomberg, 02/05/2014