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‘Duck Dynasty’ star cuts ads for nephew

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Phil Robertson, star of the popular reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” is aiding his nephew, Louisiana House GOP candidate Zach Dasher, with two new ads a week before Election Day. 

Dasher, who’s running against embattled Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), is described by the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch as a biblical family man with a “servant’s heart.”

{mosads}”Bibles and guns brought us here, and Bibles and guns will keep us here. Zach Dasher believes in both,” the camouflaged Robertson says while clutching a duct-tape-bound Bible and assault rifle in one of two 15-second ads. 

“We vetted him,” Robertson says in the other ad, discussing why he and his wife will vote for Dasher.

The campaign has purchased “significant” airtime throughout the district for the ads, which will run Tuesday through Nov. 4, Dasher spokesman Ryan Cross told The Hill. 

Robertson, star of the popular A&E show filmed in the congressional district, supported McAllister’s first run to fill an open House seat. But he disavowed and criticized McAllister, after video emerged of the congressman kissing a former staffer. 

Dasher is one of a handful of candidates vying for a spot in the race’s December runoff. He outraised McAllister and the three other Republican candidates in the latest fundraising quarter.

Tags 2022 midterm elections Duck Dynasty Kissing scandal Louisiana Phil Robertson Vance McAllister Zach Dasher

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