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Gohmert Supporter: “I just really wanted a sign.”
We have a unique one for you today. This story comes from a Louie Gohmert supporter who we’ll call Judy Butler. Judy drove to Louie Gohmert’s office to pick up a sign, and ended up running into empty suites, confused staff, naked men, and beat up cars, before ultimately ending up sign-less and defeated.
For those unaware, Louie Gohmert is running a campaign for Texas Attorney General.
Gohmert has picked up quite a few endorsements, several from organizations very strong within grassroots movements.
In a poll conducted by the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs, results showed the following:
Almost two-fifths, 39%, of all primary voters said they intend to vote for Paxton. In second place is Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who 16% said they plan to vote for. Shortly behind Bush is Congressman Louie Gohmert — 13% plan to vote for him. And lastly, 8% plan to vote for former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman. The poll, conducted on Jan. 14-24, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2%.
Polling, historically, has been very inaccurate and media organizations, schools, pollsters, unlike the Texas Newspaper of Record, have been known to use junk data to push a narrative, so we would recommend taking them with a grain of salt.
From an anecdotal perspective, we’d say the support seen the most has been for Paxton, followed by Gohmert, and then Bush. We have yet to find a single person who talks about or supports Eva Guzman. Again, all anecdotal.
Judy, an avid Gohmert supporter, wanted a sign to show her support for Louie Gohmert. She reached out via online first.
A quick look at Gohmert’s official website shows a “Contact” page but when clicked, it provides no form or way to submit any sort of request:
Judy says she called the number listed on the website several times, left several voicemails over the course of weeks and never received a call back.
It was at this point Judy tells us that she decided to make a trip to Gohmert’s main Tyler office.
Upon arrival she found suite 206 and was met by a Gohmert staff member. The staff member said she would love to provide her a sign, but couldn’t, due to it being the congressional office. The staff member gave her very vague directions stating that Gohmert’s campaign for AG office was located in the same building, around the corner in the next hall. When Judy asked for the exact suite number the staffer wasn’t sure but insisted it was “nearby.”
Judy, determined to get her sign, proceeded to walk around, figuring she would eventually find a sign or placard identifying the campaign office.
After spending too much time wandering, Judy approached a woman and asked if she had any idea where Gohmert’s campaign office was. The woman said the campaign office was located in Suite 101 but lacked any sort of identification, the same woman also said she had “not seen anyone there in quite a long time.”
As Judy continued her quest for a sign, she ran into a naked man in a suite around the corner from Gohmert’s campaign office.
Disturbed, but unwavering in her quest for a sign. Judy continued on.
When Judy finally arrived at the campaign office she was met with was absolute disappointment.
A locked door.
No signs, no labels, nothing indicating this was the campaign office for one of the strongest candidates for Attorney General of Texas. Judy called the congressional office and confirmed this was the official campaign office.
Judy knocked, and waited for several minutes with no luck.
But Judy couldn’t be stopped. The absolute mad-woman drove over an hour to pick up some signs and was determined not to go home empty handed. She remembered that Gohmert lived in the Tyler area so she headed over to his neighborhood.
Judy, found absolutely no yard signs or anything showing support for Gohmert in his neighborhood or at his own home.
What she did find was a vehicle in Gohmert’s driveway with a bumper hanging off, but seemingly held together by duct tape.
We’ve censored out the plate in the photo, but we checked and records show that the license plate comes back registered to a Louie Gohmert.
For those who forgot, Gohmert used $65,136 of campaign donations on a new vehicle purchased at Fairway Ford on 12/15/21 according to his finance report. Could this be the purchased vehicle or is this the vehicle that was replaced?
Either way, Judy had no luck, there were never any signs to be had. Nobody looked home. She called the campaign office again, and for what seemed like the 100th time, it went to voicemail. She went home completely defeated and exhausted.
We searched Gohmert’s campaign page, Google, and his Facebook page to find a photo of what a Gohmert sign actually looked like with no luck.
We asked around and a reader provided us a photo of a Louie Gohmert sign.
When we asked Judy how she felt after this saga she replied, “This is the fakest statewide campaign next to Rick Perry for Governor.”
“I just really wanted a sign.”