Former WWE wrestler Dan Rodimer calls his former gig one of the “dirtiest jobs in the world.”
Now, as a candidate for a US House seat in Texas, Rodimer says he’s ready to take on another dirty job – in Washington, struggling with what he calls “the DC commies.”
Rodimer makes his case to voters in a rodeo-themed campaign ad. It shows him trying to ride a shoddy bull that a viewer calls “Nancy Pelosi – the beast!”
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“Texas has big problems,” Rodimer says after riding the bull. “We need a big fighter to solve these problems.
“DC commies are ruining America,” he continues. “… I know how to handle Nancy Pelosi and stop her bulls —. And I’m going to put a boot right into her socialist platform,” he adds, then hears a crashing noise below him. .
“Well, it looks like I’ve done it before,” he said.
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Rodimer then lists the issues he believes are most concerned to voters in Texas. He says they are notably trying to stop efforts to allow men to use women’s toilets and boys in girls’ sports, and to prevent higher taxes, higher gas prices. high, unprotected borders and attempts to withdraw weapons.
“We have to stop them,” he said later. “Hire me to represent you and I’ll go to DC and kick a member of the left.”
Rodimer, who competed in WWE from 2004 to 2007, is running in the May 1 special election in the 6th Congressional District, located south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
It’s a largely open race, with at least 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats declared candidates, and at least two candidates from small parties competing.
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All candidates will appear on the same ballot, with the top two candidates qualifying for a run-off on May 24 if no candidate obtains more than 50% of the vote.
The House seat fell vacant in February when outgoing U.S. Republican Representative Ron Wright died from coronavirus.
As of 2020, Rodimer was living in Nevada, where he received approval from then-President Donald Trump for the third seat of the Nevada Congressional District, but moved to Texas with his wife Sarah and their children after having lost to outgoing Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee.
Rodimer, 42, had previously sought a seat in the Nevada State Senate in 2018.
The nominee, who appears in cowboy gear in his ad, wandered off a bit, being born in New Jersey and attending college and law school in Florida.
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