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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15
Born: Jan. 7, 1974; Oak Grove, La.
Residence: Swartz
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kelly Duncan McAllister; five children
Education: Northeast Louisiana U., attended 1994-97
Military Service: Army, 1992-94; La. National Guard, 1994-97
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture; Natural Resources (Federal Lands; Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs)

Defeated by Ralph Abraham, R, and James (Jamie) Mayo, D, in an open primary

Election History
2014generalJames Mayo (D) 67,61128.2
Ralph Abraham (R) 55,48923.2
Zach Dasher (R) 53,62822.4
Vance McAllister (R) 26,60611.1
Clyde Holloway (R) 17,8777.5
Harris Brown (R) 9,8904.1
Ed Tarpley (R) 4,5941.9
Charles Saucier (LIBERT) 2,2010.9
Eliot Barron (GREEN) 1,6550.7
2013specialVance McAllister (R) 54,45059.6
Neil Riser (R) 36,84040.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R) is 171st.


Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepAbraham)

Rep. Vance McAllister has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.