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Reaction to McAllister Congressional Win Over Riser

Many are reacting to Vance McAllister's Congressional win over Neil Riser.
Landrieu Congratulates McAllister

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., tonight congratulated Vance McAllister on winning the special election for Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District.

“I look forward to working with Mr. McAllister in the coming weeks and months. Throughout his campaign, Mr. McAllister emphasized that he wants to find solutions and common ground. With this desire and his business background, I know we can both work together to grow and expand the middle class in Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District.”

NRCC Chairman Greg Walden’s Statement on Vance McAllister’s Victory in Louisiana’s Special Election

WASHINGTON – National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement this evening following Vance McAllister’s election to the United States House of Representatives as the Representative-elect for Louisiana’s 5th District:

“Congratulations are in order tonight for Representative-elect Vance McAllister following his victory in Louisiana’s 5th District special election. A self-made businessman and Louisiana native, Vance’s priorities of fiscal responsibility and accountability will be an excellent addition to Louisiana’s delegation here in the Washington. As a veteran, it’s clear that Vance is committed to fighting for our country and for the principles that we hold dear. I know that Vance will continue Rodney Alexander’s record of fighting for commonsense policies and strong fiscal discipline here in Washington. I look forward to working with Vance as we fight back against ObamaCare and this Administration’s expensive, big-government, tax and spend policies.”

Louisiana Democratic Party Statement on 5th Congressional District Election Results

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Democratic Party released the following statement from Chair Karen Carter Peterson in response to the results of yesterday’s 5th Congressional District special election:

“Yesterday, a Republican who recognized the benefits of Democratic policies for his district prevailed. Democrats disagree with many of Vance McAllister's positions, but we agree on accepting federal dollars for expanded access to health insurance for Louisiana families. McAllister garnered support and soundly defeated Bobby Jindal's hand-picked candidate. Yesterday’s election results show that voters in Louisiana are rejecting Jindal's political ambitions and are embracing consensus-seeking candidates, whether they are Republican or Democrat.”



READ MORE:

Politico: Vance McAllister upsets Neil Riser in Louisiana House runoff

CNN: Vance McAllister wins special Congressional election

Reuters: Republican businessman McAllister wins U.S. House race in Louisiana










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