GOP attorney general hopefuls take aim at Paxton’s legal problems

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune

By Alexandra HartDecember 17, 2021 6:23 am, , , ,

It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Now that the filing deadline has passed, the Republican primary for Texas attorney general is heating up.

During the last midterm, incumbent Ken Paxton ran unopposed in the primary, sailing to a second term. This time, several high-profile candidates like Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, are jockeying for his seat. Challengers are making Paxton’s ongoing legal troubles a focal point on the campaign trail.

“He’s been indicted on securities fraud for six years now, and more recently, there’s been allegations by former top deputies in his office that he misused his office and accepted bribes,” Barragán said. “And all the challengers are continuously hammering on that issue.”

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