Branch Launches Campaign for Attorney General

UNIVERSITY PARK — Saying he plans to put an end to “runaway federal government,” state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, on Tuesday officially launched his bid to be the state's next attorney general in an announcement at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law.

"I'm running for attorney general to fight against an overreaching federal government, to fight for open and accountable government and to preserve limited government in Texas," Branch told a crowd of supporters, which included fellow Dallas Republican legislators Kenneth Sheets and Jason Villalba.

Branch had been open about his interest in running for the position ...

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