Wife of Texas candidate implores voters to get husband out of her hair

WASHINGTON — In a campaign video that is striking a chord with women — particularly wives — Charlyn Daugherty, wife of Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, says, “Please re-elect Gerald.” Then deadpanning to the camera, “Please.”

The video is a mere one minute, but in it, the candidate’s wife of 20 years grapples with a familiar marital conundrum: How to get restless hubby out of the house. Nicely.

Daugherty, for his part, is shown grilling for neighbors, helping with the dishes and laundry, all while obsessing with the problems and minutiae of local government — even using his steak as a prop to illustrate a solution to public transportation. The couple’s real-life friends stand in as his indulgent but clearly bored next-door neighbors and audience.

Daugherty, a Republican, has been the commissioner of Precinct 3 in Travis County, Texas, since 2012 and is running for re-election. Check out the video, here:


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