In AG Race, Democrats Hope Houston Gives Paxton a Fight

Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas, has already staked his claim to the state’s history books. This year, a man by the same name is hoping to make a little Texas history of his own.

Sam Houston, the little-known Democratic nominee for Texas attorney general, has so far run a modest campaign. Houston, a lawyer with West Texas roots and a thick drawl, drives his family car to campaign events and usually opts for an open shirt with his navy blue blazer. He has never held public office, and at last tally he had raised ...

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