By TSB Staff
State Rep. Ken Paxton’s writing on his Facebook page Tuesday certainly sounds like he will be joining the race to replace Greg Abbott as Texas’ Attorney General. Paxton, a Republican from McKinney, said he will announce his plans next week.
Abbott’s position is open because he will instead be running in the Republican primary for governor.
“Conservatives have shared with me their belief that Texas’ next Attorney General should be a committed conservative with a proven, decade-long record of standing firm for our principles,” Paxton writes.
“I would be honored to continue General Abbott’s legacy of fighting a federal government which poses a clear threat to our values, freedoms, and liberties. Based on strong encouragement from so many conservatives across Texas, next week I will make an official announcement of my future plans.”
Rep. Dan Branch, a Republican from Dallas, and Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman are already in the race. Branch announced Tuesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.