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'Duck Dynasty' star for Congress?

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Willie Robertson (AP photo) Willie Robertson (AP photo)

WASHINGTON - Some Republicans want Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame to run for Congress, the Washington Examiner reports:

Some key Republican operatives are eager to woo one of the hit show's stars — Willie Robertson — to run for the seat given up by retiring Republican Rep. Rodney Alexander.

Alexander, expressing frustration with divided government, is going to work in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's cabinet. He will leave at the end of September and a special election will be held to fill the open seat.

He represents the 5th District, including Monroe, La., home to the group headed by Robertson, the game call and hunting companies Duck Commander and Buck Commander. Alexander and his staff are also friendly with the Robertson family, especially Willie.