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Zach Dasher running for Congress

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A famous family is once again backing a political candidate, but this time, it’s one of their own.

Phil Robertson's nephew, Zach Dasher, is running for the fifth district congressional seat.

If you ever saw Dasher walking around the Duck Commander Warehouse, you probably wouldn't guess the clean shaven man is Phil Robertson's nephew.

In fact, until now, Dasher has remained out of the public eye, but now he's running for the fifth congressional district seat.

"The reason I am running is because when I look at Washington D.C., I see a group of intellectual elitist that don't know where I rights come from. Our rights come from God almighty. They don't come from a group of politicians and I want to go there to be a voice for the people and say enough is enough. Your government control of our lives is out of control. It’s too much and I want to put a stop to that," Dasher said.

Dasher said most government programs are too intrusive and a free market and healthy competition are the keys to growing an economy and providing an adequate healthcare system. He also believes our tax code punishes success.

"Every time you turn around you are finding a federal government that thinks they know better than, we the people, know how to run our lives. I want to go to Washington and tell these folks get off our backs. Let us get back to the business of what we do and that's making things happen," Dasher said.    

Dasher is running on a conservative Christian platform with the blessings of his famous relatives.

"We speak and talk about how the Godly need to be involved in politics and in our government. When we see someone come along that fits that narrative, we want to get behind them," Al Robertson said.

Dasher said he hasn't even formed a campaign team. He said he felt led to run, called a family meeting, and with the backing of his famous family announced his candidacy.

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