While a slew of candidates meditate on entering the presumably open race in the 5th Congressional District, the man who holds the seat now, Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, is slightly amending his previous statements that made it sound as if he’d definitely be taking an early retirement.That last bit is a shame. A lot of us would get a kick out of a Duck Dynasty endorsed pro-Medicaid expansion Democrat running in a congressional race in Louisiana.
“Right now I’m not a candidate,” he told LaPolitics. “Do I have the right to change my mind? All of us as Americans have the right to change our minds. So it’ll be out there to speculate about until qualifying in August. A lot of things can happen between now and then.”
McAllister also confirmed a rumor that had been circulating in north Louisiana for weeks. “I have been approached about swapping to independent and Democrat,” he said, adding, “But swapping parties doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Monday, June 09, 2014
Vance McAllister has some things to say about his rights as an American or something.