A former congressman who used his political action committee as a slush fund for his daughters said he has an eye on a congressional seat held by a philandering congressman who was caught on surveillance video kissing one of his aides.
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA), who recently left Congress to work in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, was one of the villains in Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer’s book, Extortion. Alexander paid two of his daughters tens of thousands of dollars from his campaign funds for what he claimed was political work.
Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who took Alexander’s seat, was just caught in a surveillance video kissing a female aide who was not his wife.
Now Alexander says he’s looking at making another run. “I would never say anything is off of the table,” Alexander told the News-Star on Thursday. “If I felt like the people of Louisiana and the 5th District wanted me for a particular purpose or office, I am willing to serve them.”
The plot line gets more interesting when one considers that a Louisiana pastor and another witness have accused McAllister’s district manager, who once worked for Alexander, of leaking the video to the press. The pastor also alleged that two former Alexander staffers may have seen or known about the surveillance video from last year.
Alexander was seen in the 60 Minutes exposé about Schweizer’s best-selling book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets