from FNC Chad Pergam:
Urgent: “Kissing Congressman” McCallister leaning toward running for re-election, potentially reversing earlier stance
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Fox has learned that embattled Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) is leaning toward running for re-election.
This is a reversal of McAllister’s decision a few months ago that he would not seek re-election. McAllister is known as the “Kissing Congressman,” after he was caught on surveillance video in his district office, making out with an aide.
Calls came for McAllister to step down. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) implored McAllister to resign, prompting a sharp rebuke from McAllister.
McAllister’s office confirms that while the decision is not final, the Congressman is considering running this fall after seeing favorable polling data..putting him ahead of other challengers.
McAllister just came to Congress late last year in a special election to succeed former Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA) who resigned.