Paxton, Branch Attorney General Brawl Gets Expensive

Less than a week before the polls close, the candidates in the Republican runoff for attorney general aren't pulling punches. They're in the midst of an expensive political brawl, attacking each other in dueling TV ads statewide.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, since the March 4 primary, state Rep. Dan Branch and state Sen. Ken Paxton have spent more than $2 million combined on television advertising in the state’s four biggest media markets: Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. Paxton, who is from McKinney, emerged from the March primary with an 11-point lead over ...

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