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Vance McAllister wins Louisiana Congress seat after Duck Dynasty endorsement


Political newcomer Republican Vance McAllister, who was endorsed by Duck Dynasty‘s Willie Robertson, won a Louisiana special election for Congress on Saturday.

Vance McAllister defeated Republican state Senator Neil Riser 60% to 40% to represent Louisiana’s fifth Congressional District.

In the October 15 open primary, Neil Riser got 32% of the vote while Vance McAllister got 18%.

Republican Vance McAllister, who was endorsed by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, won a Louisiana special election for Congress

Republican Vance McAllister, who was endorsed by Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, won a Louisiana special election for Congress

“I’m so humbled. So humbled. This is such a great monumental win – victory,” Vance  McAllister said Saturday night.

“[This race] was never about why not to vote for Neil Riser. It was about why to vote for Vance McAllister.”

The election was held after Republican Rodney Alexander (R-LA) vacated the seat when he abruptly retired from Congress to take a post in Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration.

Willie Robertson, who some expected to run for the seat, endorsed Vance McAllister on Wednesday, calling him a “good buddy” who “can turn Washington around.”

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