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The Road to Washington: First trip to the capitol city

Posted: Updated: Nov 25, 2013 05:49 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNOE 8 News)-"My dad is a congressman" says Deuce McAllister

Deuce McAllister is still working on the pronunciation of his dads new position as a congressman.

And just like Deuce the whole family is still getting used to the idea.

Not only was Vance McAllister becoming a congressman a first for the family but it was their first trip to our nations capital.

With only one day to spend in Washington D.C. as a family they wasted no time, touring the underground of halls their dad will be walking daily.

The kids were fascinated by the statues and one in particular with the name Vance on it.

McAllisters wife Kelly says the kids are still trying to wrap their heads around the idea that their dad is now working D.C.

"Its really cool the kids couldn't wait to get up here Eva the little one we have been going to so many football games she kept saying we were going to the Ouachita game Washington Ouachita she couldn't get it straight" says Kelly McAllister.

When McAllister was sworn in Thursday children 12 and under were allowed on the floor with him and although.

Gene says he couldn't be any more proud of his son.

"It was a long shot and it turned out great and its great to be here its part of the American dream" says McAllister.

 Congressman McAllister is glad he could share this once in a lifetime experience with his family.

"It is something they will cherish forever" says Vance McAllister.

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