Election sign-up period continues into second day
BATON ROUGE - The field of candidates vying to oust Louisiana's embattled congressman, Vance McAllister, has grown larger on the second day of the election sign-up period for the Nov. 4 election.
Zach Dasher, a relative of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV clan, officially qualified Thursday for the 5th District race.
Dasher is a Republican who has never run for office. He was the fifth candidate to sign up to challenge McAllister, and more were expected to seek the northeast-Louisiana based seat.
The field grew crowded after the congressman was caught up in a cheating scandal. A security video leaked earlier this year showed McAllister kissing a married former staffer who was not his wife.
McAllister was planning to submit his paperwork and pay his qualifying fee Thursday.
Qualifying continues through Friday.
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