World News – USA – Vanessa Tijerina Texas Senate Candidate Beaten, 3 Arrested: Criminal Past


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A former Texas Senate candidate has reported being « gagged, handcuffed [and] tortured » in a hotel – with authorities arresting three people in connection with the attack.

Vanessa Tijerina, 42, a GOP Republican candidate who lost in the November election, said she received a call about a meeting at a Texas Inn in Raymondville about “something very important about her Security “, reported KVEO.

« They made it seem like they had something really, really important to tell me, and they couldn’t tell me over the phone, » said Tijerina, 42, on a Facebook Live video.

Instead, the Raymondville native was beaten by the group, leaving her face badly injured, eyes swollen and teeth damaged.

« I was hit. I was terrorized, handcuffed, gagged, tortured, ”Tijerina said on Monday in another Facebook Live video. of the attack that took place on Christmas Eve.

Amanda Salinas, Ariel Vera and Raymond Santana were arrested in connection with the attack, police said.

Tijerina claims another person gave orders for the attack over the phone, but investigators haven’t confirmed this.

Tijerina seemed to suggest that she knew who was behind the attack and said, “Somebody wanted this to be done in my face. ‘

Tijerina ran for election to the Texas State Senate last month to represent District 27. She lost the vote after 72. 768 (35). 2 percent of the total) compared to Democrat Eddie Lucio, who was 134. Won 035 votes (64). 8 percent) according to Ballotpedia.

Their defeat came a month after the Texas Republican Party announced it would no longer actively support Tijerina’s campaign, citing « multiple arrests and shocking evidence of driving under the influence ». ‘

Police said they found « crack pipes » in Tijerina’s car in June when she was accused of driving with children.

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« Their behavior does not reflect the values ​​of the Texas GOP, and we do not want to promote anyone with their character, » the party said in a statement, according to Newsweek.

In 2016 Tijerina ran as a candidate for the Greens and was aiming for an election to the U.. S.. . House to represent the 15th. Texas Congressional District.

That same year, she was arrested for a & grocery stamp fraud which, according to court records, resulted in Congress receiving hopeful thousands of dollars after falsely claiming to be part of a single parent household.

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World News – USA – Vanessa Tijerina Texas Senate Candidate Beaten, 3 Arrested: Criminal Past


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