Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Here are some of her biographical details:
AGE: 57 (Nov. 23, 1955)
HOMETOWN: New Orleans
EDUCATION: B.A., Louisiana State University
CAREER: worked in real estate before being elected to the Louisiana state legislature at the age of 23. Served eight years as a state representative and two terms as state treasurer. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996.
FAMILY: Husband, Frank Snellings, two children, Connor and Mary Shannon; father, Moon Landrieu, is a former New Orleans mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; brother Mitch is the current New Orleans Mayor.
HOBBIES: Horseback riding