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Election sign-up period continues into second day

1 year ago August 21, 2014 Aug 21, 2014 Thursday, August 21 2014 Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:14:11 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

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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