Louisiana’s Kissing Congressman Is Running For Re-Election
Vance McCallister, the Louisiana Congressman who had been caught on video kissing a married staff member at his district office, has decided that he’s running for re-election after all:
Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), the congressman who was caught in April on tape kissing a female staffer who was not his wife, said Monday that he will “absolutely” run for re-election, moving forward a previous statement he made where he said he might not retire from Congress.
When he began hinting that he might not retire from Congress McAllister said there was “overwhelming support asking me to reconsider.”
McAllister said he would “absolutely” run for re-election in an interview on the Moon Griffin radio show on Monday.
“We spent the weekend trying to make sure this was exactly right for us and the family. It’s taken a lot of hard praying,” McAllister said. “A lot of making sure that we’re ready to put ourselves out there because —look we know what it is. Welcome to politics 101. I got welcomed in like no other.”
McAllister is the congressman who was taped kissing a staffer that was not his wife. After the tape leaked he said he would not seek re-election.
In the wake of McAllister’s April announcement several candidates had announced that they would seek to win what is a safely Republican district, including the Congressman whose resignation had created the open seat that McAllister won last year and several of the candidates that he defeated in that first election. Whether he’d make it through such a race is something I’m not even going to try to take a guess at.