Photos: McAllister, family announce re-election bid

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister announced Monday that he would run for reelection after all.

McAllister, who assumed office in November, had said he would not seek reelection after being caught kissing a married staffer. McAllister, of Swartz, has been married for 16 years and ran on a staunch family values platform. But constituents told him he acted too hastily, McAllister says.

McAllister released a statement moments ahead of a press conference at the American Legion Hall in Monroe.