‘Duck Dynasty’ Headed to Congress?

By: Kimberly Ripley - August 23, 2014

The Ducky Dynasty gang won’t be taking up congressional seats in their camouflage attire, long beards, and bandannas. However a member of their family is hoping to do just that–sans the attire. Zach Dasher, who is in fact a member of the Duck Dynasty family, has thrown his hat into the congressional ring. He is running for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.

Dasher is the nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.

“[The Robertsons] have maxed out in contributions, and they’ll be on the campaign trail as well. They’re going to be involved as much as they possibly can,” Dasher said in a recent interview.

“I’m going to bring in Si my chief strategy consultant, and Phil will obviously be my PR consultant since he’s so good with the press,” he added.

Zach Dasher was, of course, joking–at least about the Uncle Si part.

Dasher doesn’t want his uncle’s Duck Dynasty fame to be his platform on which he runs for Congress. He says instead he’s set on returning Christian values to Washington, D.C., and stopping the intrusion of the government on people’s lives.

“I believe we are in some dark days here in America, but I do believe we can turn the ship around. I’m running because I believe we can change things,” Dasher said. “We have to encourage economic growth. Poverty is a result of people not having jobs, right? We have the lowest labor participation in my lifetime, so I would assume what we need to do is promote job creation policies.”

A rumor has circulated that the Duck Dynasty nephew may have been hand-picked by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

“I have not met the governor yet. It’s kind of hard to be his candidate when we haven’t met,” Zach Dasher said.

How would you feel if a member of the Duck Dynasty family was running for Congress in your district? Would Zach Dasher get your vote?

Do you think it’s possible for him to separate himself from the entire Duck Commander crew?

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • pachitaboy

    If Dasher runs on JOBS then he gets my vote!!

  • duranie

    Can’t stand their conservative ass

    • festmatt5440

      WHY are you here ‘ queer ‘ ?

  • duranie

    He wants to bring in 3000 years old Christian values to 2014. No thank you

    • festmatt5440

      Yhep ; that wouldn ‘t be good , we need to stay like we are in 2014 ; no rules , anything goes , screw your neighbor ; use any method you can to get more money , it does not have to be legal at all. If you want to have sex with anyone , just bend them over on the street , , AND GET WITH IT , ANYTHING IS OKAY ,NOW ‘ .

      • duranie

        Not true festmatt5440. All of what you wrote sounds better than any of what was going on 3000 years ago or even 1000 years ago ..oh ya you think it was good to accuse women of being witches and hanging them, or killing children for sacrifice for gods, or shitting in holes instead of toilets, abusing women and thinking they’re only good for sexual pleasure for the “man” and bearing children, nothing else…being punished for being an individual either by crussification or beheading or hanging…ya things were much better back them…You don’t appreciate all the good we have in the world now..all the comforts of modern times…you are a moron who doesn’t even deserve the computer that you are using to type your message about the times now…it’s all good and you should thank your lucky stars, you have showers and toilets and medicine and the technology to connect with the world, unlike before when people of Egypt had no clue of what was going on in China or Israel not knowing what was going on in Japan..and people were so stupid like those who wrote the bible and the koran …etc

        • devan95

          Your intolerance is showing. Freedom of religion is spelled out in the Constitution and the vast majority of Americans hold Judeo-Christian beliefs. You, on the other hand, are riding the short bus.

  • devan95

    Yes, I would vote for him and why would he want to separate himself from “the entire Duck Commander Crew?” They reflect the values of about 250 million Americans and certainly the vast majority of the District in which they live. Bias much?