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McAllister upsets Riser in runoff

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Vance McAllister upset state senator Neil Riser to be the District 5 representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

McAllister received 54,449 votes, or 60% of the vote in the election with all 981 precincts reporting.  

The win comes as a shock, because Neil Riser easily won the first general election in October.

McAllister credited the win to his clean campaign, remaining true to himself, and needing a change in Washington, D.C.  

KNOE 8 News was first to report the win live on television, in which, Vance McAllister was shocked by the win and was speechless win Hilary Hunt told him the results.

Neil Riser conceded the race soon after.  Riser received 40% of the vote in the election, or 36,837 votes.

Dr. Joshua Stockley, a professor of political science at University of Louisiana at Monroe, said that he believes that McAllister's upset win is a vote against the Republican establishment in Louisiana, and a vote against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and his current administration.

McAllister said he hopes to put together the best team possible and work to get to D.C. as soon as he can.  This comes after the new congressional delegate said earlier this week that he never had even visited the nation's capital.

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