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Most polls are off in Texas, where Attorney General Ken Paxton faces George P. Bush’s top challenge in the Republican primary runoff for the Lone State’s top law enforcement official on Tuesday. Star.
Paxton, who is backed by former President Donald Trump, is known nationally for attempting to legally overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and for his aggressive actions in attacking the President’s administration. Biden in court. But he is battling a host of corruption allegations as he seeks a third four-year term as Texas attorney general.
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Bush, twice elected to the post of Texas Lands Commissioner, is the latest elected member of his family’s political dynasty – which, over four generations, has produced two family members who went on to become President, George W. Bush and George HW Bush, and one who became a senator, Prescott Bush.
Polls in Texas closed at 7:00 p.m. CT, except for the two westernmost districts, which close at 7:00 p.m. MT.
Paxton edged Bush by 20 points in the March 1 primary, with former state Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and Rep. Louie Gohmert finishing third and fourth. But the attorney general failed to break 50%, which forced him to a runoff with second-placed Bush.
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The winner of the GOP runoff will likely face Democrat Rochelle Garza in November’s general election. The former progressive American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorney from Brownsville is the clear Democratic run-off frontrunner for Texas attorney general.
No Democrat has won a Texas statewide election since 1994.
There are a number of congressional primaries, but the one catching attention coast to coast is the Democratic showdown in Texas’ 28th congressional district, which stretches to the US- mexican.
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Moderate Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar is facing a second straight challenge from the fiery progressive brand Jessica Cisneros, who has the support of figures on the left, including Senator Bernie Sanders.
Cuellar, who narrowly edged Cisneros in the 2020 primary, faces even more heat with the Supreme Court likely to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. Cuellar’s anti-abortion stance has drawn fire from many Democrats nationwide.
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