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Posted: Saturday, 14 June 2014 7:55AM

McAllister leaning towards running for re-election



Fifth district congressman Vance McAllister says he's leaning more towards running for re-election this fall than not.

In an interview on Baton Rouge radio, McAllister says it's more likely he will qualify for the November election.
 
"Before all the calls started coming this week, it was probably 50-50, I would have say that's it's probably tilting more towards 55-45 now."

McAllister was caught kissing a married staffer, which led to calls for his resignation from Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere.

But the republican from Ouachita Parish says the scandal has made him a stronger man.
 
"It's made me a better Congressman, and most importantly it's made me a much better father and husband that I ever thought I needed to work on."
 
McAllister says he appreciates all of the support he's received, even from Senator David Vitter, who was involved in his own sex scandal.
 
"He said 'just stay strong, remember who you are, we all make mistakes'."

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People : Bobby JindalDavid VitterRoger VillereVance McAllister
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