Republican outsider Vance McAllister wins House seat in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular “Duck Dynasty” TV family, was elected Saturday as Louisiana’s newest member of Congress.
Mr. McAllister, who largely self-funded his campaign, easily beat state Sen. Neil Riser, the establishment candidate, in a special runoff election for the vacant 5th District seat. He won with 60 percent of the vote.
The secretary of state’s office said turnout was a low 19 percent of registered voters.