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Riser and McAllister set to face off in November runoff

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Republican state Sen. Neil Riser has secured a November runoff spot in the race for Louisiana's 5th District congressional seat.

But a surprising finish for the second place candidate sets up an intriguing race for Riser.

Vance McAllister, a political newcomer, started slow but pulled away in the end over Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo for the second spot in the runoff.

Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway, a former Congressman, finished in fourth place. Before Saturday's special election, there was wide speculation that Holloway could have finished in the second spot.  Holloway has represented the state of Louisiana before in Congress.

McAllister received an endorsement from Phil Robertson and the rest of the "Duck Dynasty" cast. In an exclusive interview live in the KNOE 8 News studios, McAlister attributed the success of the campaign to the endorsement.

The special election was called when Rodney Alexander announced in August that he was resigning to take a job with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.

The sprawling district covers all or part of 24 parishes, from northeast and central Louisiana into the southeast.

The special runoff election is set for November 17.

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