Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson appeared on Sean Hannity show on Fox News on Monday night to talk about nephew Zach Dasher’s Senate race.
Republican candidate Zach Dasher is trying to unseat Rep. Vance McAllister, who benefited from the Robertson family endorsement during last year’s special election in Louisiana.
Zach Dasher and Phil Robertson talked about the role of God in American politics.
“Religion, morality and freedom. It’s the only way to go,” Phil Robertson said.
Louisiana Republican candidate Zach Dasher is Phil Robertson’s nephew
Zach Dasher has embraced his position as the most conservative candidate running in the 5th District. He believes Americans’ rights come from God. He said America is not living by the values set forth in the Declaration of Independence and allowing federal takeover of American life.
“The reason we’ve shredded our Constitution is because we’ve shredded the Declaration of Independence, which tells us where our rights come from. They come from the Creator,” Zach Dasher said.
Phil Robertson’s appearance on Hannity showed he’s doing all he can for Zach Dasher. He also appears in two television ads running in the district where he talks about Zach Dasher’s character.
Zach Dasher is hoping his family’s star power and strong following can help him make the run off. The race is expected to be very close.
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Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson might be part of Zach Dasher’s campaign as his nephew is running for a congressional seat in Louisiana.
Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, is running for a congressional seat in Louisiana (photo FOX)
Zach Dasher joked Monday on Fox News’ Hannity: “They’re going to be a big part of the campaign. I’m going to have Phil as my PR director – he’s so good with the media, and I’m probably going to have Si as my strategic consultant.”
“We’re still working on the details,” Phil Robertson’s nephew said.
Zach Dasher, who announced his bid for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, said the support of the Robertson family “means a lot.”
“We share a similar background and philosophy, be it political or our spiritual beliefs as well,” the candidate said.
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Calhoun businessman Zach Dasher, a cousin of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, announced Monday he will run for Congress in Louisiana’s 5th District.
The seat is currently held by embattled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, who won the district in a special election last November – largely thanks to the local reality television superstar Willie Robertson’s support.
Zach Dasher said he has the full support of the Robertson family in a Monday morning interview with Louisiana radio show host Moon Griffon.
Willie Robertson’s cousin Zach Dasher announced he will run for Congress in Louisiana’s 5th District
The news comes as a blow for Vance McAllister, who has waffled in recent weeks about whether he’s running for re-election. Earlier this year, Vance McAllister was caught on video kissing a staffer in his district office – an incident that gave him the title “kissing congressman”.
State Sen. Neil Riser, whom Vance McAllister defeated in the special election runoff for the seat, also announced on Monday that he will not run for the seat.
“I won’t be running in the 5th Congressional District this fall,” Neil Riser told LA Politics on Monday.
“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.”
Candidates have until August 22 to file the necessary paperwork to run in Louisiana. In the state, all candidates who qualify run on the same ballot in November. If no candidate garners at least 50% of the vote, the race proceeds to a December runoff.
Louisiana’s 5th District is heavily Republican territory. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried the district with 61% in 2012.
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