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Nov 15, 2013 7:47 PM by Alex Labat

Voters Prep for Last Election of the Year

Voters in three Acadiana parishes head to the polls tomorrow for runoff elections.
In Jennings, voters will be choosing a new city council member.
The race between Janet Jones and Anthony "Coach" Leblanc is expected to be a tight race.
Jones leading the last race with a 42% of the vote to Leblanc's 41%.

In St. Mary Parish, voters in Baldwin will be electing a new town alderman, as well as voting for a $3 million water and sewage bond.
But one of the biggest decisions will come when voters head to the polls in St. Landry Parish.
While there are two drainage renewals up for a vote, the big vote is the District 5 congressional race.
Two Republicans, Vance McAllister and Neil Riser are on the ballot.
They're running for the seat vacated by former congressman Rodney Alexander, who resigned to take a position on the Jindal Administration.

Vance McAllister and Neil Riser.
Two men going head-to-head just days before election day, with two very different opinions on healthcare.
"If we can send a man to the moon, certainly we can repeal a bad piece of legislation", says Senator Riser.
"I'm not going to stand here and lie to you and tell you I can repeal it. Because I'm one of 435 votes. But I will vote to repeal it when it comes up", says veteran businessman McAllister.
"You've got to pay your debts and you've got to start reducing them", says McAllister.
"I'm not going to be part of a Congressional body that puts that burden upon, and then leaves the next generation as the first one worse than we receive it", says Riser.
Riser is seen by many as the front runner, but McAllister might have some star power.
"Get out Saturday November 16th and vote for my buddy Vance McAllister", says Willie Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty".
Polls open Saturday at 7 A.M. and will close around 8 P.M.


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