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"Duck Dynasty" cast member, Willie Robertson, has endorsed an underdog in a Louisiana special congressional election on Saturday.
In a 15-second ad released on Wednesday, Willie Robertson cast his support for businessman Vance McAllister (R) who faces frontrunner and party supported Sen. Neil Riser (R) in a race to claim the vacancy, a seat that was formerly held by representative Rodney Alexander.
McAllister, who owns a pipeline construction company and owns several fast-food franchises, made the decision to jump into the race in a last minute decision.
To qualify for the run-off, he beat out 12 other candidates and ultimately finished with 18 percent of the vote, compared with Riser's 32 percent.
Robertson's endorsement did not come as a surprise, as his family has appeared at several fundraisers for the candidate, according to Roll Call.
McAllister faces an uphill battle to Congress and has been criticized by some for not calling for a repeal to the Affordable Care Act.
"I think we're honestly past that," McAllister told The Town Talk of Alexandria, La, earlier this month. "So if we know we have to live with it, let's make it livable. Find the things that don't work and fix them."
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McAllister's biggest challenge, though, may be matching his opponent monetarily. Riser raised $516,000 in the primary and had $210,000 in cash at the end of the pre-primary period.
The majority of McAllister's campaign has been self-funded; of his $245,000 in total funds, he has only raised $10,000 outside of his own contributions.
Condoleezza Rice lacks “moral authority.” She fails to meet the standards of “exemplary citizenship” and she does not have what it takes to “inspire” graduating college seniors.
That crazy thinking comes from the New Brunswick Faculty Council of Rutgers University. They voted last week to ask university leadership to cancel Rice’s invitation to be this year’s Commencement Speaker and receive an honorary degree.
How is the public served by muzzling one of the most thoughtful, accomplished and respected political voices of her time just because she happens to be a Republican?