“Disgraceful”: Texas GOP Candidate Strips for Bizarre Campaign Video

Supposedly, Donald Trump wasn’t presidential in bearing because he liked to tweet mean things about Jeb Bush, Rosie O’Donnell, and the Morning Joe hosts at 2 am.

Well, whatever concerns people might have had about his hilarious tweets not being dignified just got blown out of the water by Texas Railroad Commissioner candidate Sarah Stogner, a GOP candidate that just released a ridiculous campaign video on TikTok in which she poses naked on an oil rig with the caption “they said I needed money, I have other assets.”

No, that’s not a deepfake or fake commercial put out by the opposition. She released that smutty advertisement intentionally and is, apparently, proud of it. Responding to criticism, she said:

Wow ok. I wish you would wait and hear what I have to say before making that decision. We have radiation in our water. But me scantily clad is where the line is drawn.

Yes, a line for candidates is generally drawn when the clothes come off.

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When criticized on Twitter for the ad, Stogner said How am I supposed to get my platform in front of people without cash money?

Perhaps by other means than acting like a stripper, Sarah. That’s generally a good spot to begin unless running for the madame spot in a house of ill repute.

But the criticism wasn’t solely confined to Twitter. it extended to the editorial board of the San Antonio chronicle, an influential newspaper that had endorsed her before the ad was released.

That board revoked its endorsement and launched a campaign of bitter criticism upon seeing the ad and confirming that it was real. As Chron reported:

The clip also earned the ire of the San Antonio Express-News editorial board, which dropped its support of the first-time political candidate with a blistering missive days after publicly endorsing Stogner.

“We were disappointed to see a disgraceful TikTok video posted Sunday from Sarah Stogner, whom we recently recommended in the Republican primary for railroad commissioner,” the paper’s editorial board wrote, later specifically noting that the video’s accompanying comment made it worse. “We rescind our recommendation.”

[…]”This is an opportunity to reaffirm our principles and expectations,” the editorial board wrote. “We expect candidates for public office to model civil discourse and decorum worthy of the public’s trust. This was neither. Instead, it’s an indictment of these times that a candidate, even a marginal one, would appeal to potential voters in such way via social media…this was an embarrassing failure.”

Stogner, for her part, replied by saying “It feels very much like slut-shaming. were just goofing off. We had the footage from last year and I said, ‘I’m going to make my own Super Bowl commercial.’ If I had gone off and shot machine guns and screamed about the border, they wouldn’t have had a problem with it.

Indeed, Sarah, they probably wouldn’t have cared if you’d acted like a rock-ribbed conservative rather than a stripper or lady of the night, especially since you’re running as a GOP candidate.
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