Vance McAllister took the oath of office Thursday, assuming the seat representing north Louisiana in Congress.
McAllister, a political newcomer, ran as a pragmatist and was not expected to win the 5th District seat.
State Sen. Neil Riser, a known quantity in Louisiana’s GOP, had launched his campaign almost as soon as Rep. Rodney Alexander stepped down to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet last summer.
And, as Associated Press capitol correspondent Melinda Deslatte discusses with WRKF’s Amy Jeffries, Riser had been the obvious front-runner.
Many names follow Obama and Romney on the Nov. 6 ballot here in southeast Louisiana.
Two long-shot contenders for Louisiana's Third Congressional District seat were the only candidates to attend a debate Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club.
Incumbent Congressman Bill Cassidy and his two long-shot opponents all want a rewrite of the healthcare law that was passed under President Obama. The candidates met at a debate Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club.
Jim talks with Libertarian candidate for the 6th Congressional district, Rufus Craig, who is challenging Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy.