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Texas 2022 Elections

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s three Republican challengers criticize his legal problems — and pitch themselves as the best GOP nominee

Paxton is facing challenges from three fellow Republicans in his bid for a third term. In interviews at The Texas Tribune Festival, they each took him to task for the legal problems he has accrued in office, with two saying he should resign.

The Republican Party of Texas office in downtown Austin.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton addresses reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court after the court took up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy in Washington March 2, 2016. At right is Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks to members of the media after announcing his candidacy for Texas Attorney General at an event inside Buford's Bar in Austin on June 2, 2021.

Differences among primary challengers

Justice Eva Guzman at the State of the State address at the state capitol. Feb. 5, 2019.

Grappling with Trump’s endorsement 

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, on the House floor on Aug. 9, 2021.

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