Skip to comments.Vance McAllister upsets Neil Riser in Louisiana House runoff (GOP-e candidate loses)
Posted on 11/17/2013 8:25:53 AM PST by jimbo123
Businessman Vance McAllister has won the special runoff election for a vacant northeast Louisiana congressional seat, notching an upset win over fellow Republican Neil Riser, according to the Associated Press.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, McAllister, a political newcomer, led Riser, a state senator who had won the support of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and much of the states GOP congressional delegation, 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent.
McAllister will succeed former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander, who resigned in August to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindals administration after spending more than a decade in the House.
Riser entered the runoff as the favorite, having finished more than 12 percentage points ahead of McAllister in Octobers crowded primary.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Thanks for the news!
Don't expect the GOP-e to learn ANYTHING and change.
Obviously, those unscrupulous Tea partiers are cheating: they’re appealing to voters rather than exalted party leaders.
Read the story. McAllister was more pro obamacare than Riser.
He didn’t run on Ocare. Rather some of the basic things that needed addressing for common sense reform
Nice, and I agree the GOPe will lie to themselves about why this happened and walk away holding hands with Tokyo Rove.
Yes I posted my response after seeing that the establishment candidate went down.
Then I noticed the Obamacare “plank” mentioned in the story and echoed in the comments below the story.
Of course you can’t trust Politico on any interpretive claim, but I appreciate the heads-up. Have to see how the candidate goes forward.
For what it’s worth dept.
While Riser earned the establishments backing, McAllister secured the wildly
popular Duck Dynasty West Monroe Robertson familys nod.
He was also helped by the endorsement of prominent Democrats like Monroe
Mayor Jamie Mayo, who finished a strong third in the primary and openly
campaigned for McAllister, and still popular former U.S. Rep. Cleo Fields.
An earlier thread if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:
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