SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Former Utah legislator and failed congressional candidate Carl Wimmer is blaming it all on Nevada.
Early this week, Wimmer announced he had a new job as the Republican Political Director in Nevada.
But then Nevada Republican officials said Wimmer didn't have the job.
And Thursday at a big press event, Wimmer acknowledged he doesn't have the job and likely never will.
Wimmer isn't the first person to come back from Nevada having lost big time but most don't go bust quite so publicly.
In fact, Carl Wimmer's life has become kind of a country western song. He's lost his legislative seat, his bid for congress, his mustache and a job he never had.
Thursday, at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, Wimmer told reporters, "I was in the dark as much as anybody here."
This has now become a case of he said, he said - does anybody really care?
Wimmer says he was offered the GOP Political Director job in Nevada. The word from Nevada Republicans was: Carl who?
Thursday, ABC 4 News asked Wimmer, "If this wasn't you and you heard this story about somebody else, would you believe it?"
To which Wimmer replied, “Knowing the state of the Nevada GOP, nothing would surprise me."
But, for Wimmer, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. His already tarnished Utah reputation (after his convention loss to Mia Love) hasn't been helped by this Vegas road trip gone bad.
So, again, we asked Wimmer, "You don't have your legislative seat anymore, you lost the bid for U.S. Congress, this job isn't there...are you still politically relevant?”
Wimmer’s honest reply was, “I am not sure I am politically relevant or if it matters that I am politically relevant."
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