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McAllister to seek re-election

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has changed his mind and says he intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide.

In April, the freshman congressman said he wouldn't seek another term. But on Monday, McAllister said he intends to be on the Nov. 4 ballot as a candidate for Louisiana's 5th District.

McAllister made the announcement on "The Moon Griffon Show," a conservative talk radio show based in north Louisiana.

The married congressman, who ran on a platform of faith and family, apologized for a "personal failure" after the security tape showed him kissing an aide in his congressional office. She later resigned.

GOP leaders have pushed for McAllister to resign, but he has refused.

ORIGINAL STORY:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Rep. Vance McAllister is set to announce that he will seek re-election for the 5th Congressional District seat.

He had initially said that he would not run after a kissing scandal involving a woman who was not his wife.

Today, he is announcing his campaign for a full term.  He took over the post after beating state Senator Neil Riser in a special election .  Former Congressman Rodney Alexander resigned from the post.

Today's announcement will be at 11:00 AM at the American Legion Post in Monroe.

 

 

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