McAllister, Wife Address Controversy in First Commercial

Congressman Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, has released his first campaign commercial since being caught on camera kissing a married aide and it includes a brief commentary about the incumbent’s “character” delivered by his wife.

It begins airing Monday throughout the 5th Congressional District.

According to a rough cut of the spot obtained by LaPolitics, McAllister opens the ad by stating, “Life is filled with ups and downs.”

His wife, Kelly McAllister addresses the camera, adding, “But a man’s character is based on how many times he gets back up and stands again.”

Offering the forgiveness that probably matters most, she also says, “I’m blessed to have a husband who owns up to his mistakes, never gives up, always fighting for the good people of Louisiana.”

Given the attention that has been directed at McAllister’s misstep, and the role wives have played in such political controversies in the past, the ad should benefit from a wealth of earned media not only statewide, but probably nationally.

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