Riser http://wrkf.org en Political Rookie Pulls Off Surprise Win In Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/political-rookie-pulls-surprise-win-louisiana Republicans are still trying to make sense of Saturday's election results in Louisiana.<p>In an upset, GOP political newcomer Vance McAllister handily defeated fellow Republican Neil Riser Saturday in a special election runoff that tested the party's approach toward Obamacare.<p>Riser had the backing of the Republican establishment and Tea Party groups. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:54:54 +0000 Adam Wollner 19012 at http://wrkf.org Political Rookie Pulls Off Surprise Win In Louisiana Newcomer Trounces State Senator for Congressional Seat http://wrkf.org/post/newcomer-trounces-state-senator-congressional-seat <div><p>Support from the bearded men of the popular reality TV show combined with a deep pool of personal wealth has helped vault Republican political newcomer Vance McAllister into Congress.</p><p>He'll represent Louisiana's 5th District.</p><p>McAllister crushed GOP state Sen. Neil Riser in a special runoff Saturday, winning the race by 20 percentage points.</p><p>A political unknown only three months ago, McAllister managed to distinguish himself among a pack of 14 candidates to get into the runoff — with little outside help, no prior name recognition and no heavyweight fundraising.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:34:03 +0000 Associated Press 18941 at http://wrkf.org