The Republican Race for Attorney General Will Be the Weirdest, Wildest—And Most Telling—Texas Election in 2022

The Republican Race for Attorney General Will Be the Weirdest, Wildest—And Most Telling—Texas Election in 2022

texas attorney general raceIt’s hard to remember now, but the assorted enemies of Ken Paxton felt a flush of pleasure and optimism in the spring of 2014, when it became clear that he could soon be indicted on state felony charges. As a state legislator, he had allegedly taken commissions from legal clients by referring them to a poorly performing investment firm run by his friend, without telling them he was getting a cut—and without registering with the state as an investment adviser. The longtime lawmaker from North Texas was the leading candidate in a hotly contested Republican primary for attorney general, a post that, at least theoretically, requires a certain ethical standard. Could a candidate facing criminal charges really be elected Texas’s top lawman?He could, of course.…View Original Post

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