Paxton was ahead on Tuesday night with the most votes in a crowded race, but failed to garner more than 50% of the votes needed to avoid the second round.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, tried to oppose Paxton in the drain. Eva Guzman, a former state Supreme Court judge, and U.S. envoy Louis Homer also fought for a place in the second round.
Since taking office in 2015. Paxton has become one of the country’s most prominent prosecutors general, leading lawsuits against Big Tech and trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election. But he also spent those years suffering from criminal charges on charges of securities fraud and discoveries benefited from donors and allies him office.
Paxton generally denies the offenses and calls the allegations politically motivated.
Drain in May.
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