"Duck Dynasty's" Willie Robertson can easily be considered a reality star, but is he a Republican political star in the making? GOP operatives in his home state of Louisiana were trying to court Robertson for retiring Rep. Rodney Alexander's, R-La., Congressional seat, but this time around, that's not happening. "I ran for about a week, but I wasn't aware that I was running," Robertson said in Washington Wednesday. "I never rule anything out," he added. "I like staying involved in politics, in trying to help shape things."
As for advising current Members of Congress on how to solve the shutdown, Robertson demurred. "I'm trying to get people to work in my duck call room, that's hard enough," he said. He also didn't suffer from the shutdown on this Washington trip. "No, it didn't affect me getting in here at all, we'll be back to work tomorrow," Robertson said. "See, we still have to work down in Louisiana, so we've got to go to work and make some duck calls, try them out and keep making the TV show."
Robertson and his wife Korie were in town for the annual Angels in Adoption gala and were honored for the positive portrayal of adoption on their reality show. "I asked Korie to marry me when she was 17, so really, I feel like I adopted her," Robertson joked.