In politics, you better learn how to duck.

Photo by: Emerald McIntyre

Photo by: Emerald McIntyre

They are on television. Their figures and products are lined along Wal-Mart aisles. And now, they may be in your politics.

Although prominent Republican Eric Cantor backed fellow Neil Riser, a political novice by the name of Vance McAllister took the special election for the 5th Congressional district in Louisiana.

He told local KNOE TV that “Washington may not be ready for me.”

His endorsements? Probably his biggest endorsement came from the “Duck Dynasty” family. His endorsement came from former starting quarterback for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Phil Robertson.

It is said that he kept Terry Bradshaw on the bench and now he did the same to McAllister’s political rival Neil Riser. With the word from Robertson, McAllister took 60% of the vote from his established political rival.

A handful of Washington GOP operatives tried to get one of the members of the Duck Dynasty family to run for the seat, but failed.

The seat became available for the special runoff election when former Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned on Sept. 26 to become secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs under Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.

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