Stimulus Fund Allegations Spice Up AG Race

The Republican candidates for Texas attorney general have made President Obama a common enemy, but two of them are now accusing the other of benefiting from Obama's signature economic program — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the “stimulus” plan. 

At issue are millions of federal stimulus dollars received by companies in which state Sen. Ken Paxton of McKinney and state Rep. Dan Branch of Dallas have some ties. Those ties are described as flimsy and remote when a campaign is discussing its own exposure to stimulus money. But it's far too close for ...

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