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Texas GOP county chair candidate arrested for attacking man who called him a ‘RINO’

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A Texas man running for the GOP chairmanship in Orange County, Texas, was arrested Tuesday after he was charged with assaulting a man at an early voting location.

According to KFDM, Jerry Wilson, 70, attacked another man who was removing Wilson’s signs replacing them with other signs calling Wilson a ‘RINO’ and  urging voters to  not vote for him. RINO, short for Republican in Name Only, is a term used to describe someone believed to be not conservative enough for the party.

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The victim of the assault was described as a poll worker.

“I’ve been in politics a long time,” Wilson said. “If your sign you’ve meticulously placed is pulled up and replaced by somebody else’s signs–I was so damn mad and he was sitting there. This feud has been going on long enough. I’m 70 years old. I try to be as good a part of my community as I can.”

Wilson added, “I walked over to him and said ‘you’re pulling up my signs and destroying them.’ He said ‘what are you going to do about it?’ It was a fight. He was landing punches, too. I can tell you this-he will remember the day. Whatever my punishment is, I’ll take it. If I had to do it over again I don’t think I’d change one thing. He deserved what he got.”

Police were called and Wilson, who said he will remain a candidate for GOP chair,  was arrested on an misdemeanor assault charge  and released on $1000 bond.

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