Kissing Congressman Vance McAllister drops re-election bid, will finish out term

By Tom Boggioni
Monday, April 28, 2014 12:57 EDT
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A married Louisiana congressman, who was recently caught on video kissing a female aide, has announced that he will not seek re-election this year.

In a statement provided to the News Star, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) announced that he would not seek re-election but would stay on to finish out his term.

The  self-professed Christian congressman, who has a wife and five  children, has been under pressure from congressional and state GOP leaders to step aside, but had maintained that he felt voters would forgive him.  However it has been reported that he has been having difficulty raising campaign funds, with only  $8,425 in cash on hand in mid-April.

McAllister won the seat representing Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District with a mostly self-funded campaign and an endorsement from Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson.

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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