Rep. Vance McAllister (R), the Louisiana congressman who got embroiled in scandal earlier this year when he was caught on video kissing a female staffer, has a new campaign ad in which he appears alongside his wife.
"I'm lucky to have been blessed with a great family and a wonderful Christian wife," McAllister says.
His wife, Kelly McAllister, adds: "And I'm blessed to have a husband who owns up to his mistakes, never gives up, always fighting for the good people of Louisiana."
McAllister faces a wide field of opponents in November, most of them fellow Republicans, under Louisiana's unique open primary system: If nobody gets over 50 percent of the vote, the campaign will then continue on between the top two candidates in a special December runoff.
"I think a lot of people want to know where my wife is," McAllister told The Times-Picayune. "We want people to know we're stronger now than we ever were before. She said if we're going to [run again], we're doing it together." Watch the full ad below. --Eric Kleefeld