Kissing Congressman McAllister Won’t Seek Re-Election

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April 28, 2014 1:17 p.m.

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who was caught kissing his staffer, will not seek re-election, his office told the News-Star.

The congressman will finish his term. Multiple Louisiana Republicans previously called on McAllister to step down, but he refused.

After a video showing McAllister kissing his staffer was published earlier in April, the congressman apologized.

“There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness,” he said in a statement. “I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.”

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