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Rep. Vance McAllister will run for re-election
NOLA.com ^ | 06/30/2014 | Bruce Alpert

Posted on 06/30/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, will run for re-election.

He told NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Monday that he'll leave it up to the voters to decide whether he stays or goes.

He has scheduled a "special press conference" Monday in Monroe to formally announce his decision to run for re-election this fall in the 5th Congressional District.

McAllister said he spent the weekend with his family making sure "they were on board," and that they are. He said he and they decided to leave it up to voters whether "he stays or goes."

After surveillance video from last December was leaked in April showing him kissing a married staffer, McAllister announced he would serve out the remainder of his term but not seek re-election.

Later, McAllister said he reserved the right to change his mind and seek re-election to the seat he won last November after campaigning on a platform of bringing family and Christian values to Washington D.C. The married father of five had support from members of the Duck Dynasty, including Willie Robertson.

Among a long list of candidates who plan to run for the seat is Zach Dasher, the nephew of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; la2014; louisiana; mcallister

1 posted on 06/30/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004; Impy; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; sickoflibs; ...

So you broke your word, too, eh, Vance ?


2 posted on 06/30/2014 8:15:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No one like to give up the power and prestige of Congressman,Senator,judge,or president. Not to mention the money!


3 posted on 06/30/2014 8:18:04 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: GIdget2004

Let’s see...an adulterer and a liar...

Sounds like perfect political timber to me! Who could possibly be more qualified?????


4 posted on 06/30/2014 8:19:37 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: GIdget2004

McAllister was voted into office, with a lot of Tea Party sympathizers, which is a good thing.

He replaced Rodney Alexander, who QUIT after 6 months into his newly elected term, to take the carrot of Governor Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jindal’s offer to be the state’s Veteran Affairs person. A position that Alexander QUIT when all the dust started rising about the inadequacies of the federal V.A. system. Lately, Alexander had made several mentions, on record, that HE MIGHT TRY TO GET HIS OLD SEAT BACK!

I believe that this is one of the reasons why McAllister is going to run for re-election. Alexander had occupied his congressional seat for many terms, and had been a do-nothing on record.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

McAllister was also the choice of the Democrats in this district over the Conservative Neil Riser, who were working on his behalf (much like Thad Cochran). He was a sleazeball from the get-go.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:22:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Terry L Smith

In this case, the “Tea Party sympathizers” were conned by a scumbag who quickly joined forces with ultraliberal black Democrats such as Cleo Fields so as to defeat his conservative Republican opponent in the run-off. Whether or not his predecessor Rodney Alexander was a do-nothing career politician is irrelevant to the fact that McAllister is no conservative and that the only things he has done in the House are (I) cheat on his wife with the wife of his best friend and (ii) go back on his promise not to seek reelection.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: GIdget2004
"After surveillance video from last December was leaked in April showing him kissing a married staffer, McAllister announced he would serve out the remainder of his term but not seek re-election."

So he didn't get the expected offer from a K-Street lobbying firm.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 8:48:48 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Dear Goldwater Republican (AuH2ORepublican),

I would not be too quick to judge McAllister about ‘cheating on his wife’, since I did not find you speaking out about Vitter and the Dc madam.

McAllister has the right to change his mind, just like you do, or I, for that matter. I do not remember him stating that as one of his election goals, anyway.

If you can find me something on this ‘Cleo Fields’ thing, I will read it. I do not know who that is? Is that someone in New Orleans, and if so, that person is out of the 5th district, and means nothing to me.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 9:05:30 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dear fieldmarshaldj,

Riser was the funeral owner, who was behind the litigation against the monks who were building caskets, if you remember that ordeal.

Riser turned in his forms to the election office, BEFORE Alexander officially announced he was QUITTING, if you remember that.

Those are acts of corruption, and still the NRA chose HIM!


10 posted on 06/30/2014 9:08:56 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: GIdget2004

McAlister vs. Phil Robertson’s nephew. Who’s bringing the popcorn?


11 posted on 06/30/2014 9:31:32 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Terry L Smith

Mr. Smith, this is not the first time you’ve played the deaf and dumb tactic when it has come to Cleo Fields and the Democrats supporting the liberal McAllister. You were told who he was before and were given links to that effect. Maybe you should revisit this thread where you liberally participated:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3142645/posts


12 posted on 06/30/2014 9:41:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GIdget2004

The MSM certainly has tamped-down the discussion of McAllister’s “campaign fund donations for votes” comments.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 9:43:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Terry L Smith

If after everything that we FReepers have posted on this subject you *still* don’t know who Cleo Fields is, I don’t think that going through all that again will edify you any.

You believe that being endorsed by Bobby Jindal is a worse sin than being endorsed by Cleo Fields. That says everything I need to know about you. If you want to continue to support an amnesty-loving RINO who sold his soul to liberal black Democrats, cheated on his wife with the wife of his best friend, promised that he wouldn’t run for reelection in order to quell demands that he resign immediately, and then went back on his word in order to try to win again with Democrat votes, then go ahead and do so, but please understand that you’re being played for a fool.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Terry L Smith

Please explain:
How is bringing litigation against a business an act of corruption?

How is submitting forms before an official announcement an act of corruption?

I don’t pay much attention to LA politics, so I’m not familiar with these stories.

That said, I won’t vote for any man who cheats on his wife. I know he loves his wife more than he loves me; so if he cheats on her...

And, I am tired of politicians making promises about how long they will stay in office, then changing their mind once they get a taste of the D.C. nightlife.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 11:03:47 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: GIdget2004
From the article:

McAllister said he spent the weekend with his family making sure "they were on board,"

Translated:

Make sure the wife does not start DIVORCE proceedings during his campaign because of his FLING with the STAFFER.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: GilesB

Dear GilesB,

Since you admitted that you are not familiar with Looziana politics, I’ll forgive you.

the funeral directors against the monks (Riser is a funeral director):

http://www.ij.org/louisiana-caskets-background-2

Submission of forms:

http://ballotpedia.org/Louisiana%27s_5th_congressional_district_special_election,_2013

For the record, McAllister AND Vitter are on record as strayiing. Remember the DC Madame, that was found hanging in her own garage? She had Vitter’s name in her book. At least with McAllister, no one died.

McAllister, came into the last year of a two-year term, vacated by the QUITTING Alexander, similar to LBJ, when he became President when Kennedy was killed.

Alexander AND Riser have voiced their possibility of running, so McAllister made the choice to make that harder for the real stinkers.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Dear Goldwater Republican,

Vitter has already cheated on his wife, and possibly was in some fashion party, to the death of the DC madam, and is my district Senator.

I do not, have not, and will not like Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jindal, because he is an anchorbaby.

I am answering YOUR post. YOU are the one always talking “CleoFields”. If that person is a Negro, IDGAF!!!


18 posted on 06/30/2014 2:48:44 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dear fieldmarshaldj,

You turned me off in one of your posts when you used the term ‘black politician’.

The only Negro politicians that have earned my respect are Alan Keyes, JC Watts, and Alan West.

The rest? I turn the channel.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 2:56:07 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

You already told me that, as my memory doesn’t vanish every time a new discussion on this same subject appears. We covered everything in that thread I referred you to. You seem to harp on State Sen. Riser’s alleged shortcomings (and for the record, Riser is not running again this year, so there’s no need for you to keep attacking him).

McAllister has already disgraced himself, first by lying about being a Tea Partier (he wasn’t), and by benefitting by Democrat chicanery with Black left-wing pols (Cleo Fields, etc) pimping/endorsing/aiding his candidacy over the more Conservative Riser, the stupid crap involving getting caught on video making out with a woman not his wife, and now lying again that he would exit the race when he has broken his word.

All this sleaze, lies and deception from a guy who hasn’t even been in office 8 months.

Why you keep defending him and excuse it by going on rips of Vitter/Riser/Jindal is strange and bizarre, and all has nothing to do with McAllister. It is very curious the only other politician defending him is Cedric Richmond, the ultraleftist Democrat Congressman from New Orleans. Of course, you’re probably going to tell me you have NO idea who Richmond is, right ?


20 posted on 06/30/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Terry L Smith

If you care so little about “Negro” politicians such as Cleo Fields, why are you carrying water for him? Liberal Cleo called on liberals to vote for RINO McAllister in the run-off, and you said “yessuh” and proceeded to badmouth the conservative Senator Riser and prop up the liberal McAllister. Oh, and to inject a little more irony into your subservience to Cleo Fields, your stated reason for disliking Riser is that he was endorsed by Governor Bobby Jindal, whose parents were in the U.S. on student visas when he was born, yet Riser (and Jindal) want to protect the border and oppose amnesty while your boy McAllister has spoken out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens. How you like them apples? And do you take orders from all liberal politicians, or just from Cleo Fields?

As for Senator Vitter having, in the past, cheated on his wife with a prostitute, he asked for and received his wife’s forgiveness, and cheating on his wife was not his only accomplishment in Congress. Did you vote for Democrat Congressman Charlie Melançon in the 2010 Senate race against Vitter? If not, I guess that you didn’t receive Cleo’s e-mail on time.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 3:42:44 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Terry L Smith; GilesB; abb; fieldmarshaldj; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; BillyBoy; ...

McAllister was the RINO in that race, Riser is a conservative. I don’t give a damn about caskets or when he filed his papers to run or the fact that the evvvvvil party establishment supported him.

McAllister tricked fools into voting for him be playing the “I’m an outsider” card and milking the endorsement of the Duck reality show people, pathetic. RINO “outsiders” are not better than conservative “insiders”. He won with the support of Black democrats, JUST LIKE THAD!!!!! It’s a shame the rats are less gullible than the “tea party sympathizers” who bought into Vance’s shtick. They never fail to identify and support the most liberal Republican in an R/R race.

And in addition to being a RINO he turns out to be a scumbag. Normally I don’t give the smallest damn about adultery, but this guy slept with the wife of a very close friend, talk about no character. If he’d screw over a friend like that he’d screw over anyone, he can’t be trusted.

I pray a real Republican defeats him. He’ll probably be in a runoff with another Republican and win with rat votes AGAIN.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 4:31:03 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Terry L Smith; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“McAllister you magnificent bastard, I read your book!” - Thad Cochran, June 24, 2014.

Speaking as a Louisianan, if either Vitter or Jindal endorsed a candidate in my area, I would never take that as a bad thing. Frankly, I’d be bewildered why. Neither guy is anything close to a RINO. And any universe where Cleo Fields’ opinion is valued more than Vitter/Jindal can only exist in the Twilight Zone.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: Terry L Smith

OK - I skimmed the account of the coffins. I don’t see anything about Riser in the article. What was his involvement - besides being a funeral director?

Now I don’t understand why there is a question about the date of the shipping of the filing papers. Fed Ex should have a record of the date. However, at this point it seems to be a question - not the absolute fact, as you stated it.

Finally, your closing comment about the DC Madame, that at least with McAllister, no one died, is a complete pile of democrat smear. That statement alone casts doubt, in my mind, on everything else you state. It is a low thing to say. Unless you can support a claim that Vitter had something to do with her death. If not, you would be well served to leave such comments unsaid.

It doesn’t look as if there is a great choice here, but you don’t convince me that McAllister is trustworthy or voteworthy.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; abb; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

This is post makes clear what that Terry fellow’s problem with Jindal is.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3142645/posts#23

A disgusting comment.

When confronted with the fact that Cleo Fields and other prominent Black democrats supported McAlliser, he dismissed that because, he’s never heard of Cleo Fields. Pathetic.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 7:10:57 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GilesB

Derar GilesB,

Have a Happy Independence Day, eat a lot of burgers, drink enough beverages since it will be hot, and be happy that we can still do all this Internet point/counterpoint, with a self-made king in The White House, and all made possible, by the sacrifices made by me, and all my brother and sister military veterans!

Talk to you, later.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 3:43:51 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Impy

Dear Impy,

Have a Happy Independence Day, eat a lot of burgers, drink enough beverages since it will be hot, and be happy that we can still do all this Internet point/counterpoint, with a self-made king in The White House, and all made possible, by the sacrifices made by me, and all my brother and sister military veterans!

Talk to you, later.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 3:45:09 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Dear Goldwater Republican,

Have a Happy Independence Day, eat a lot of burgers, drink enough beverages since it will be hot, and be happy that we can still do all this Internet point/counterpoint, with a self-made king in The White House, and all made possible, by the sacrifices made by me, and all my brother and sister military veterans!

Talk to you, later.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 3:45:54 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dear fieldmarshaldj,

Have a Happy Independence Day, eat a lot of burgers, drink enough beverages since it will be hot, and be happy that we can still do all this Internet point/counterpoint, with a self-made king in The White House, and all made possible, by the sacrifices made by me, and all my brother and sister military veterans!

Talk to you, later.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 3:46:29 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

Dear Terry L Smith:

I thank you for your service and the sacrifices you made for our freedom and security. However, you should know that supporting the likes of McAllister does not contribute to our freedom and security, despite what self-proclaimed Tea Party leaders were conned into believing. Have a Happy Fourth of July, and meet you back here next week. Just don’t purchase any hot dogs advertised by Cleo Fields.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 4:17:44 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Terry L Smith

:) Thanks, and Thanks.


31 posted on 07/01/2014 6:26:34 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Dear Goldwater Republican,

you wrote:
“Just don’t purchase any hot dogs advertised by Cleo Fields.”

I buy KOSHER hot dogs, only, sir.

See you next week.


32 posted on 07/01/2014 9:32:06 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: AuH2ORepublican
McAllister is a pro-welfare social conservative. This is Huey Long's district; people there are very poor. The national party labels aren't as strong there, because of the open jungle primaries.

The video was leaked by an Alexander loyalist who remained on McAllister's district staff.

33 posted on 07/05/2014 3:25:17 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; abb; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; campaignPete R-CT

Rat Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo is running, this will help take democrat votes from McAllister in the primary.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 10:33:00 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Impy; abb; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; campaignPete R-CT

We knew from the get-go that the election would go to a run-off. If the top two vote-getters in the jungle primary are RINO McAllister and a conservative Republican, McAllister will bring out his black liberal boosters again and, if he manages to win again, we’ll have ignorant FReepers celebrating the “Tea Party victory” like they did earlier this year.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 7:55:02 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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