Potential impact of McAllister scandal on 5th Congressional race
Posted on 4/9/2014 2:40:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
So how might the Vance McAllister kissing video scandal affect the election for the 5th District Seat coming up this fall? The Republican Congressman from Swartz admitted to having an affair after tape of him kissing a staffer spread nationwide Monday.

Political analyst Elliott Stonecipher says this might be the end of McAllister.
"But even if he doesn't get out or he stays in and loses, there's going to be a lot more candidates who join in," said Stonecipher.

Stonecipher believes the reason someone wanted to tarnish McAllister's reputation is so that more candidates would jump into the Congressional race.

He feels state Senator Neil Riser, who was Bobby Jindal's choice for the job in the 2013 special election, will pop back up.

Stonecipher believes the Jindal Administration and Timmy Teeple are behind this.

"I think that they want to prove to everybody that they can, by George, have whomever they want elected to that District," said Stonecipher. "So they strip the Duck Dynasty endorsement away from Vance McAllister, and Jindal and Teemple get to prove that they really can elect Neil Riser to this District."

Stonecipher says there's also a rumor that Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has an interest in yanking McAllister's family values platform.

McAllister has reportedly said he WILL seek re-election. But Stonecipher said a lot of the way this plays out will depend on the tape itself.

"Because we believe it was taken at a Federal Office," said Stonecipher. "And if that's the case, that taping is decidedly illegal."

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