Two Out-of-Touch Extremist Texas Republicans Advance in AG Primary Runoff

March 1, 2022

Bruising Primary Leads to What is Sure to be a Nasty Runoff 

Washington, DC — The Texas Attorney General primary runoff is now set between two out-of-touch, right-wing conservative candidates. Scandal-ridden AG Ken Paxton will face off with the “ultimate insider,” “entitled” do-nothing heir to the Bush family, George P. Bush. Paxton is the far-right ringleader of the GOP Attorneys General in their allegiance to the ‘Big Lie.’ More than a dozen of his colleagues joined his baseless lawsuit to steal a lawful election that was thrown out by the Supreme Court. He’s too focused on radical national lawsuits and not issues that affect Texans every day, while Bush agreed with Paxton’s intent to steal the election — he just would have done it differently.

Statement from Geoff Burgan, Communications Director, Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“AG Paxton and George P. Bush are right-wing extremists who are out-of-touch with Texans. From the start, the GOP AG primary in Texas has been a mess, with candidates racing to the far-right that now leaves both of them bruised and battered for the runoff, and ultimately the general election. These candidates are focused on their far-right base and protecting big corporate interests, unlike the Democratic candidates, who will always put Texas first.

“AG Paxton may have advanced to the runoff, but his legal issues are far from over. Between his indictment and FBI investigation, no one said it better than George P. Bush himself, ‘You’ve brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office’ and ‘we need an attorney general that’s above reproach, not under criminal indictment for securities fraud and under FBI investigation for bribery and corruption.’ It’s time for integrity and accountability back in the Texas Attorney General’s office, and that’s why Democrats will win in November.”


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