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Club for Growth Ad Attacks Vance McAllister

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The political action arm of the conservative Club for Growth is launching a TV ad Tuesday attacking embattled incumbent Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.  

The 30-second spot, which is backed by a "six-figure buy," starts out with media coverage of the married congressman being caught on camera kissing a staffer, but quickly pivots to his voting record. The “Kissing Congressman” has been attempting to move past the scandal , including debuting an ad that features McAllister with his wife. http://youtu.be/C5UXWr6vODw  

The club endorsed Zach Dasher , a pharmaceutical salesman who is related to the stars of the television show “Duck Dynasty,” in September. In a crowded field, the endorsement and ad buy could hurt McAllister, who faces challengers from the left and right.  

The race for Lousiana’s 5th district will likely expand past November. If none of the six candidates garner more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff in December.  

Only one Democrat, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, is in the race, meaning he will likely solidify one spot in the runoff by coalescing the Democrats in the district. So the race for the other spot would be between McAllister and the four other Republicans.  

The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rates the race as Safe Republican .  

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