Skip to comments.Candidate for GOP Co. Chair arrested for fight outside Early Voting Site (TX)
Posted on 02/20/2014 10:43:05 AM PST by Din Maker
A candidate for Orange County Republican County chair was arrested for beating up a man outside an early voting site Tuesday afternoon. 70-year-old Jerry Wilson was arrested for Class A misdemeanor assault and taken to the Orange County, TX jail. Vidor, TX Police Chief Dave Shows said the victim in the attack was bleeding. He had a bloody nose, and injuries around the eyes and head. Chief Shows said the disturbance started at the early voting poll at the Vidor community center off Interstate 10. The victim was working for another candidate. The argument apparently started with a confrontation about campaign signs being too close for the distance rules, 100 feet away from a poll. Wilson and the victim exchanged words. Shows said Wilson was arrested and taken to the county jail. He was allowed to take his wheeled-oxygen tank with him. Justice of the Peace David Peck set a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and Wilson was released from jail at 3:30 p.m. Wilson told KOGT on Wednesday that the man he hit admitted that he placed the sign you see in the upper right corner. RINO is an acronym that means Republican In Name Only. (NOTE: The sign said: "Do NOT vote for RINO Jerry Wilson for Co. Rep. Chair.)
Not the best way to get elected unless you live in a hillbilly town.
If that’s a RINO, he’s my kind of ‘RINO’. Can’t be that much of a wimp.
These establishment Repuglicans don’t like the “servants” pushind back against their nationwide grip on power. Keep pushing Constitutionalist the future of your homes and families is at stake.
I once had two distingioused gentlemen throw down in my Harris county polling place. Texas elections can be fuuuuunn.
Chief Shows said the disturbance started at the early voting poll at the Vidor community center off Interstate 10. The victim was working for another candidate.
Vidor is about as redneck as they come. hehe
I wouldn't want my name mentioned either if I got beat up by a 70 yr. old. hehe
However, that happened in Vidor. In my opinion, that is probably the most red neck town in Texas. That is the place where some men in Vidor dragged a black man behind a vehicle until he was very dead. I believe, if I remember right, that was the year when George Bush was first elected president and the media tried to blacken Bush due to that incident.
You are incorrect Marcella. It was Jasper, TX where the man was dragged behind a truck.
“It was Jasper, TX where the man was dragged behind a truck.”
Sorry I made that mistake. Jasper is that direction I think, as my mind went to that area of Texas thinking of that black man death, so I wonder if it is in the same county. I’ll have to check that out. I recall Vidor being red neck and thought it was that one where the black man died.
Seriously, calling somebody a RINO in Texas is pretty bad, if you think about it. “Them’s fighting words!”
No; Vidor is in Orange County and Jasper is in Jasper County. Jasper is a good 2 - 2.5 hours from Vidor. BTW, I don’t live in Vidor, but they have come a long ways from the days of racial prejudice and extreme Red Neck culture. It’s grown in population, and is becoming quite diverse. However, they are NOT totally “out of the woods” (no pun intended) yet.
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