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February 12, 2016

Special Teams: The Louisiana House Special

In less than 24 hours, voters will go to the polls to choose a successor to former Rep. Rodney Alexander of Louisiana’s 5th District.

Both state and national operatives are involved in the crowded field. The race is highly unpredictable and the possibility of a Democrat making the runoff is not altogether impossible. But because this seat is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, CQ Roll Call profiled the teams behind the GOP campaigns.

Polls close at 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Saturday. The anticipated runoff will be Nov. 16.

Here is who is involved in the race, in alphabetical order by candidate:

Former Rep. Clyde Holloway
Pollster: Verne Kennedy of Market Research Insight
Media consultant: Greg Buisson of Buisson Creative Strategies

Businessman Vance McAllister
Media consultant: Josh Robinson of RedPrint Strategy
Pollster: David Kanevsky of American Viewpoint
Direct mail: Ben Mitchell of Political Ink

State Rep. Jay Morris
Campaign manager: Glen Robinson
Media consultant: Roy Fletcher

State Sen. Neil Riser
Polling and media: OnMessage Inc.
General consultant: Rhett Davis
Campaign manager: Eric Mahaffey
Communications director: Ryan Cross

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