Underdog Candidate Hopes ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Can Goose Campaign
November 14, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Willie Robertson of A&E’s popular “Duck Dynasty” reality series has endorsed Vance McAllister in his Congressional bid against Louisiana State Senator Niel Riser.
McAllister, a Republican Louisiana businessman, squares off Saturday against Riser, also a Republican, in a special election in the State’s 5th Congressional District, Roll Call reported.
Former Representative Rodney Alexander resigned during the summer to take a job in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Administration.
Riser has parlayed his anti-Obamacare message, support from U.S. House leadership and fundraising skills into a solid front-runner status.
Meanwhile, McAllister has been using the Robertson family, whose business is in the district, in his campaign. Willie Robertson’s endorsement will run through Saturday.
McAllister’s campaign has focused on his outsider status as what’s needed in Washington, a message that propelled McAllister past 12 other candidates from both parties in an Oct. 16 open primary.