|Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal|
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Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal
MONROE, La. — To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.
Republican Vance McAllister was a wealthy businessman without prior political experience when he won a special election last fall, trouncing his party’s establishment candidate in a conservative district that comprises northeast Louisiana.
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