'Kissing Congressman' Vance McAllister will seek another term

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Vance McAllister, the married Louisiana GOP representative who was caught on camera kissing one of his staffers has decided that he’s going to run for re-election after all.

After the scandal broke, the “Kissing Congressman” said he wouldn’t seek another term, but has changed his mind and will “do whatever it takes” to win, the News Star reports.

I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family, McAllister told The News-Star. Our family is stronger than ever, so I think the people should decide whether or not I continue to represent them.

McAllister’s wife, Kelly, said she’s behind her husband “100 percent.”

The “Kissing Congressman” said he’s ready to put the scandal behind him.

I’ve publicly apologized to the people in the 5th District and more importantly worked through it with my family, he said. I’ve said all I’m going to say about it. Now it’s up to the voters.

How much could the scandal hurt him during the campaign? Not much, if you believe the poll that says voters say cheating politicians are better than those who abuse power.

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