‘Duck Dynasty’ favorite elected to U.S. Congress
BATON ROUGE | Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular “Duck Dynasty” TV family, was elected Saturday as Louisiana’s newest member of Congress.
Mr. McAllister, who largely selffunded his campaign, beat establishment candidate Neil Riser, a state senator, in a special runoff election for the vacant 5th District seat. Both men are Republicans. With almost all of the vote counted, Mr. McAllister had a commanding lead.
Mr. McAllister, a businessman with multiple companies, ran as a political outsider, capitalizing on frustration with politicians and Congress. As a point of pride during the campaign, he said he’d never been to Washington. access the plastic parts that can be fitted into a gun. Those firearms can’t be detected by metal detectors or X-ray machines.
Mr. Schumer says that means anyone can download a gun cheaply, then take the weapon anywhere, including highsecurity areas.
He is pushing the extension along with Sens. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Bill Nelson of Florida. The effort was announced Sunday.