Riser Will Not Run in 5th District

State Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, told LaPolitics Monday that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming election in the 5th Congressional District.

“I always go with my gut instincts and I think this race is winnable but I think there could be something else in the future, too. I won’t be running in the 5th Congressional District this fall. I’m not ruling anything else out in the future, but I’m not going to be a part of this race in the fall,” Riser said.

Earlier today, businessman Zach Dasher, the cousin of Duck Commander chief executive Willie Robertson, also announced that he would be a candidate in the 5th Congressional District. For more on Dasher, click here.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story…