George P. Bush Hints At Run Against Attorney General Ken Paxton

Recapping the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra Hart & Wells DunbarApril 9, 2021 2:21 pm, , ,

Land Commissioner George P. Bush has previously hinted at a run against Attorney General Ken Paxton. This week he dropped his biggest hints yet, Texas Tribune political reporter Patrick Svitek says. Appearing on an AM talk radio show, Bush blasted Paxton over the ethical issues that have dogged his time in office.

“In some media appearances this week … he said that he was ‘seriously considering’ running for attorney general,” Svitek said. “And then he laid out the case against Paxton. He said that the top law enforcement official in Texas needs to be ‘above reproach.’”

In additional 2022 election news, this week Democrat Mike Collier said he’s planning to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick again. Collier ran for lieutenant governor in 2018.

But at the center of the week’s biggest political news, once again, was Gov. Greg Abbott. In addition to his spat with Major League Baseball, Abbott came out against “vaccine passports” by issuing an executive order barring state agencies from requiring them.

Listen to the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek recap the week in Texas politics in the audio player above.

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