After scandal, McAllister TV ad features his wife
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign.
Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister released his first TV ad in the 5th District race Monday, prominently featuring his wife Kelly.
In the 30-second spot, McAllister describes his "wonderful, Christian wife," while his wife describes feeling blessed because her husband "owns up to his mistakes." The pair never talks directly about McAllister's infidelity in the ad, but it's the obvious undertone.
In office less than a year, McAllister's re-election is uncertain after a security video leaked in April showed him kissing a married former staffer who was not his wife.
Republican leaders called on McAllister to resign, but he refused. He faces eight challengers on the Nov. 4 ballot.