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Hispanic Republicans of Texas Endorses Dan Branch

The group Hispanic Republicans of Texas endorsed state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, for attorney general on Monday.

State Rep. Dan Branch, who is running for Attorney General,  speaks to the Pachyderm Club in Houston Thursday Nov. 14, 2013.

Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a group founded in 2010 by George Antuna Jr., George P. Bush and Juan Hernandez, endorsed state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, for attorney general on Monday.

"Dan Branch is a long-time friend of Texas' Hispanic community," Antuna said in a statement. "As a top-rated attorney and accomplished Republican legislator, Dan Branch is far and away the most qualified candidate for attorney general."

Branch is facing state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, in a runoff that will be held on May 27.

In the March election, Branch earned about 33.5 percent of the vote — compared with Paxton's 44.4 percent. 

Barry Smitherman, the chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, also competed in the three-way primary race, but with only 22.1 percent of the vote in March, did not make it into the runoff.

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