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Republican Rep. Vance McAllister, who was caught on camera kissing a married staffer earlier this year, announced Monday he has changed his mind and will run for re-election this fall.

“After consulting with my wife and family, I have made a decision to run for re-election for the 5th Congressional District. Without a doubt this decision comes after much thought and prayer,” McAllister said in a statement.

The Louisiana congressman said in April he would not seek re-election after a local newspaper obtained video of him kissing a married member of his staff in his district office.


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