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Two Republicans to face off in runoff for Congress

3 years 3 months 23 hours ago October 19, 2013 Oct 19, 2013 Saturday, October 19 2013 October 19, 2013 10:19 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

MONROE- No final decision on who will be Louisiana's next congressman, but one thing is for sure: they'll be a Republican.

Vance McAllister, a businessman who self-funded his campaign, and Neil Riser, a second-term lawmaker, will compete in the Nov. 16 election. Both are members of the Republican Party.

Riser was the top vote-getter in Saturday's primary election, but fell far short of the more than 50 percent of votes he needed to win outright.

McAllister took the second runoff spot in a field crowded with elected officials after pouring his own money into the race and having the support of the highly popular "Duck Dynasty" television series star Phil Robertson.

The special election was called when Rodney Alexander announced in August that he was resigning to take a job with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.

The district covers a large area of eastern Louisiana, including the city of Monroe.  In the capital region, it includes parts of the Florida Parishes.
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