Former President Trump said he will issue an endorsement in “the not-so-distant future” between Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) and Land Comm. George P. Bush (R). “I like them both very much,” Trump said in a statement.
Yesterday (Monday), Bush said on Instagram that it was “great to speak with President Trump to discuss the future of Texas.” He concluded by saying, “Big things coming soon!”
Bush endorsed Trump in August 2016, a few weeks after Paxton endorsed him. Paxton previously supported U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) for the Republican presidential nomination while Bush supported his father Jeb Bush. Paxton filed the principal lawsuit seeking to overturn several other states’ elections, and he spoke at the January 6 rally that preceded the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Paxton was unopposed in the 2018 Republican primary while Bush received 58% of the vote against three challengers, including former Land Comm. Jerry Patterson (R).
Early voting continues in jurisdictions holding June 5 runoff elections.
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