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Former staff member for Gohmert seeking 1st Congressional District seat

Gohmert, R-Tyler, recently announced he is considering challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in March's Republican primary.
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TYLER, Texas — A former staff member for U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is seeking to represent the 1st Congressional District, which includes Tyler and Longview

Republican Aditya Atholi said that rather than being a lawyer or politician running for Congress, his time in the oilfield makes him a “roughneck for Congress.”

Gohmert, R-Tyler, recently announced he is considering challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in March's Republican primary.

Regardless of if Gohmert runs for reelection in Congress or not, Atholi said, “We’re 100% in the race either way.”

Read the full story with our news partners, the Tyler Morning Telegraph.