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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Gen Z influencers, quietly recruited by a company with deep GOP ties, rally to impeached Ken Paxton’s aid

After a June gathering in Fort Worth sponsored by a new company, Influenceable, social media leaders began backing the suspended Texas attorney general and a controversial human trafficking film. Those who favor transparency in political advocacy are concerned.

Trump supporters greeted campaign surrogates — former campaign manager Brad Parscale, senior adviser Katrina Pierson and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — during a bus tour stop on Sept. 3, 2020 in San Antonio.

Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, interviewed Tim Dunn, CEO of CrownQuest Operating and chairman of Empower Texans, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016. Photo by Brett Buchanan

Ties to an “anti-woke” company

CJ Pearson speaking at an event in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Nov. 3, 2021.

Promoting movies, coming to Paxton’s defense 

Actor Jim Caviezel is seen during the premiere of ìSound of Freedomî movie premier on June 23, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alberto E. Tamargo/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

“Getting paid by God-knows-who”

State Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Cypress, presents SB 14, which seeks to ban puberty blockers and hormone therapies for transgender youth, for it's second reading on the House floor at the state Capitol in Austin on May 12, 2023.

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