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December 19, 2014

McAllister Admits Infidelity, Tells Louisiana Paper He Won’t Resign

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McAllister, as his family looks on, at his mock swearing-in last November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Vance McAllister, embroiled in an infidelity scandal, told The News Star, a Monroe, La., newspaper, that he has no plans to step down from the seat he won in a special election last fall.

According to the paper’s exclusive report, the 40-year-old Louisiana Republican said he plans to run for re-election next fall “unless there is an outcry for me not to serve, and so far there has been an outpouring of support, not for my actions, but for me to continue to represent the people.”

He said the improper relationship that became public after footage from a surveillance camera in his district office was posted online Monday was the first infidelity in his marriage.

He told the paper he confessed to his wife earlier this year, “before the video came out.”

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  • http://www.eideard.com/ Eideard

    Has he set a new record for speedy catch-and-release for Republican congressional hypocrite?

  • Micca Theobald

    wow! what a douche! his wife Kelly who I found here http://wagpolitics.com/kelly-duncan-mcallister-louisiana-congressman-vance-mcallisters-wife/ is gorgeous, Melissa is not bad herself you can see her here http://wagpolitics.com/melissa-anne-hixon-peacock-louisiana-congressman-vance-mcallisters-mistress/, but come on she is his buddy´s wife, what a terrible mistake

  • Jack Everett

    McAllister is the standard republican pure heart hypocrite.

  • KarenJ

    “He said the improper relationship that became public after footage from a surveillance camera in his district office was posted online Monday was the first infidelity in his marriage.” [not probably the last]

    …But added, “I admire Speaker Gingrich especially, who showed us the way — attack your enemies, accuse them of the very thing you;re doing — but make sure you ask forgiveness every time you get caught.”

  • mikem42

    Funny that when a Dem gets caught they hang em before sundown, but a Repug can just say “sorry”, and all’s good. What kind of religion is that, anyway?

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