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McAllister Clarifies: I've Never Expected Campaign Cash For A Vote

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“I have never cast a vote with the expectation or anticipation of receiving any money for a vote,” McAllister told Gannett Louisiana. “I was just trying to illustrate how much money controls Washington, D.C., and the reporter took the comments totally out of context.”

According to the Ouachita Citizen, one of McAllister's colleagues told him that if he voted against a bill dealing with the Bureau of Land Management, he would receive a contribution from the Heritage Foundation.

McAllister would not elaborate on his speech to Gannett, but added that he was not talking about the Heritage Foundation, which is prohibited from spending directly on political candidates.

[H/t Washington Post]