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Louisiana’s Kissing Congressman Will Not Run For Re-Election

Vance McAllister
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

A kiss in the dark, that’s all it took to put an end to the congressional career of Vance McAllister. The embattled congressman told reporters that he would be serving out the term he was elected to serve but would not be seeking re-election to Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.

McAllister has been under fire since video of him engaged in a romantic embrace with a staff member who was not his wife surfaced last month. This revelation was in direct conflict with McAllister’s family values platform that earned him an endorsement from some of the reality show stars of Duck Dynasty.  Many in McAllister’s own party voiced opinions that he should resign his seat but Monday’s announcement should quiet all of that discussion.

Here is what McAllister had to say to reporters in regards to his decision,

“The past few weeks have been a trying time for my family. As I’ve said before, there’s no doubt I’ve made a mistake. I’ve failed those I care most about and let down the people who elected me to represent them. I take full responsibility for this personal failure and I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done. I have taken this time to reconcile with my wife and kids and I’m forever grateful for their support and forgiveness. The people of the Fifth District of Louisiana need and deserve a voice in Washington. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election, but I will continue to be that voice and will uphold the office to which I was elected to serve for the remainder of my term.”

McAllister’s comments were reported by the Louisiana Radio Network. Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District covers much of North Louisiana but also includes Rapides, Avoyelles and portions of St. Landry Parish.

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