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'Duck Dynasty' Family Cousin Announces Congressional Bid Published: June 16, 2014

Zach Dasher (R), a pharmaceutical industry businessman and cousin to "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson, announced Monday he plans to run for Rep. Vance McAllister's (R-La.) House seat, according to The Huffington Post.

According to a press release obtained by the website LaPolitics, Dasher said he is seeking to represent the 5th District of Louisiana so that he can "effectively fight the big government intellectual elitists in Washington."

"Our rights do not come from a bunch of elite politicians in Washington, D.C. They come from the Almighty God," Dasher said, while also criticizing the government for its involvement in peoples' health care and the lives of farmers, The Huffington Post reports.

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