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Congressional race coming to an end

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - The 5th District Congressional Special Election is winding down.

At 7:30 a.m., candidate Vance McAllister cast his vote. With his family by his side, McAllister said he feels good during these final moments of his campaign.

"I woke up this morning with piece of mind knowing we did everything we could do. And we are putting it in the good Lord's hands and it will be his will what we do tonight and I will know which way to go," McAllister said.

Over in Columbia, it was a similar scene as Neil Riser took his family to the polls.

"We feel confident. We have all our supporters out. I've been out knocking on doors and making phone calls this morning," Riser said. "I had early vote, but me and my wife and daughter went by the poll and voted a while ago." 

Their mornings may have started at the polls, but the candidates say they're finishing out their day by covering as much of the fifth district as possible.

"We are going to go to Oak Grove, where I was born and raised. I kind of think you finish up where you started," McAllister said. "We are going to come back and hit Ouachita and make the whole rounds and try to end up in Alexandria and West Feliciana before the night is over. And I will boogie it back over here and see what the results are."

Riser will head back to Columbia to wait out the election results.

"The rest of the day I will be continuing to ask for votes and I will be back here at the museum waiting on election returns and we will go from there," Riser said.

The polls close in the fifth district at 8 p.m.

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