'Duck Dynasty' relative running for Congress

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Associated Press

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 17 at 12:03 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nephew of "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson says he is running for the Louisiana congressional seat held by Vance McAllister, who was elected with the TV family's support and later was wrapped up in scandal when video surfaced showing him kissing a married staffer.

Zach Dasher, a 36-year-old Republican who has never run for office, said in a statement Monday announcing his candidacy for the Nov. 4 election that he opposed the federal health overhaul and abortion and supports a constitutional amendment requiring that Congress balance the budget.

McAllister initially said he would not seek re-election after the security video became public in April, but he's been less definitive recently, saying he'll make a decision by the August candidate sign-up period.

Dasher's mom is the sister of Phil and Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson.

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