‘Duck Dy­nasty’ fa­vorite elected to U.S. Congress

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

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.

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