Photos: McAllister, family announce re-election bid

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  • Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, second on right, stands with his wife and children Monday as he announces his decision to run for re-election during a press conference at the American Legion Hall in Forsythe Park in Monroe.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, his wife Kelly, and their daughter Eva, 3, await the start of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon in May at the Sai Convention Center in Alexandria. McAllister was the keynote speaker at the event.

  • Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, spoke with constituents after announcing Monday that he would run for reelection.

  • Fifth District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister sits with his wife Kelly in their home in Swartz, La., on Monday, June 30, 2014. McAllister announced Monday that he's changed his mind and intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide. Rep. McAllister's wife Kelly said, " I'm behind him 100 percent. We made this decision as a family." (AP Photo/The News-Star, Emerald Mcintyre) NO SALES ORG XMIT: LAMON101