McAllister seeks political comeback after cheating scandal
BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who lost his re-election bid after a cheating scandal, is trying to return to Louisiana politics.
Only this time, he's set his sights lower than Congress.
McAllister, a Republican, said Friday he intends to run for a state Senate seat representing northeast Louisiana. He's seeking to oust two-term GOP incumbent Mike Walsworth.
The former congressman says Walsworth has been too closely allied with unpopular Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is running for president.
A self-made millionaire, McAllister surprised the political establishment when he won the 5th District congressional seat in 2013 in his first bid for elected office.
But months later a video surfaced showing the married congressman kissing a married member of his congressional staff. That cost him re-election in 2014.
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