The Louisiana special election was held yesterday and no candidate in the crowded field won the 50 percent required to avoid a runoff election. As such, State Sen. Neil Riser (R) and businessman Vance McAllister (R) will face off in the November 16th runoff. Riser is the GOP establishment candidate and was the top fundraiser heading into the election. McAllister (R) is running as an outsider candidate. The winner of the election will replace Rodney Alexander (R), who resigned from Congress in September to become the new head of the state's Department of Veterans Affairs.
There is a time for politics and a time for governing. The time for politics is over the time for governing is upon us.