'Kissing Congressman' Has a New Ad - Starring His Wife

Image: Vance McAllister
This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

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Remember the "kissing congressman" ?

Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana, the married Republican lawmaker who was caught on camera earlier this year kissing a congressional staffer, is airing a new forgiveness-themed TV ad featuring his wife.

In the 30-second spot, the McAllisters sit side by side as the congressman's wife Kelly says that she is "blessed to have a husband who owns up to his mistakes."

McAllister faces several challengers in his re-election bid.

- Mark Murray