Does “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson have his sights on Congress?
According to a new report, Republican strategists are suddenly interested in recruiting Robertson to run for an open congressional seat in Louisiana. The speculation follows GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander announcing his retirement from Congress last week, as a result of his frustration with Washington gridlock.
A special election to fill the seat is scheduled for Oct. 19.
The bearded, 41-year-old Robertson co-stars in the hit A&E reality show and is a self-described “redneck millionaire.”
“My boys want to run Willie Robertson for the seat,” an outside adviser to House GOP leadership told The Washington Examiner, which reported on the interest in a Robertson bid.