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Rep. McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

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MELINDA DESLATTE

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee. But he finished it quite differently, doused with ice.

The embattled Republican congressman took the "ice bucket challenge" outside Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office Friday after registering for the Nov. 4 ballot. The challenge is designed to bring donations and attention to the ALS Association, which raises money for Lou Gehrig's disease research.

Caught up earlier this year in a cheating scandal, the congressman is threatened in his re-election bid, drawing five challengers in the 5th District race.

Also signing up on the last registration day was Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness, a tea party favorite challenging Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

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