GOP Rep To Run For Re-Election Despite Video Showing Him Kissing Staffer

Can I call him McAkisser, or Vance “Smooch” McAllister or something?  I mean Cold Cash Jefferson was fun, and “Chocolate City” Nagin was fun.  I say we re-elect him just for the fun of it, all the clever name calling that will come.  You know, because  some of us are still in Carnival spirits.  What’s Lent?


BATON ROUGE, La. (CBSDC/AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he’s asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn’t his wife.

In a statement issued Monday, the Republican congressman said, “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness.”

Despite the scandal, McAllister tells the Monroe News-Star that he is still running for re-election ““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.”

“I have fallen short as a husband and a father, and I feel more ashamed than you can imagine,” McAllister told the News-Star. “I’ve asked them for forgiveness, and I’m asking forgiveness from my constituents who elected me to serve them.”

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