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Election Results: McAllister Wins Cong. District 5

CENTRAL LOUISIANA REGION - (KALB News Channel 5/AP) - Here are the results for Central Louisiana races in the November 16th election.

Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular "Duck Dynasty" TV family, is Louisiana's newest member of Congress.
    
McAllister, who largely self-funded his campaign, beat establishment candidate Neil Riser, a state senator, in Saturday's runoff election for the vacant 5th District seat.
    
Both men are Republicans.
    
McAllister ran as a political outsider, capitalizing on voter frustration with politicians and Congress. Riser, a funeral home owner, campaigned on his experience in the Legislature and with the support of tea party groups.
    
Their strongest disagreement was on President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
    
Both opposed the health overhaul, but Riser wanted only repeal. McAllister said repeal had no chance with Democrats leading the Senate, so he said Congress should work on improvements to the law.

Click here for a full listing of the election results from November 16th.

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