Trump-endorsed Texas Attorney General Paxton credits election win to his record

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A day after his first second-round win over Lands Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton attributed his victory to his record.

“I think that’s just the record of my work for seven and a half years,” Paxton told Fox News Digital.

“We’ve both held public office at the state level for the last seven and a half years and I think people have compared the record, the rhetoric and the rhetoric, in my case I’m talking about the things that I’ve accomplished and things we’re going to accomplish, and I think people believe in that approach and believe in what we’re trying to accomplish for the state of Texas,” Paxton said.

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Tuesday’s election was a decisive victory for Paxton, securing 68% of the vote to Bush’s 32%, but also one for former President Donald Trump. Although Gov. Brian Kemp easily defeated Trump-backed David Perdue, other Trump-endorsed candidates managed to win the GOP nomination in key races.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton campaigns in Gilmer, Texas on May 19, 2022
(Ken Paxton campaign)

Both Paxton and Bush courted Trump’s endorsement early in the race. Paxton said he was unsure to what extent his victory could be attributed to the former president.

“Trump’s endorsement…everybody wants it. It’s probably the biggest endorsement I’ve ever seen, so what percentage boost that gave me, I don’t know how to measure that “, said Paxton. “All I can say is I’m grateful to the president, grateful for his presidency and what he’s accomplished, I’m grateful for the work I’ve been able to do with him and I’m certainly grateful that he supports me and helped me get elected.”

George P. Bush, Republican nominee for Texas Attorney General, speaks during a campaign event in Lakeway, Texas, U.S., Thursday, February 10, 2022
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George P. Bush, Republican nominee for Texas Attorney General, speaks during a campaign event in Lakeway, Texas, U.S., Thursday, February 10, 2022
(Photographer: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Attorney General Paxton is best known for his attempts to legally nullify the 2020 presidential election and for an aggressive series of legal cases opposing the Biden administration in court.

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Paxton has led lawsuits against the Biden administration over immigration policies and defended Texas abortion law against challenges from the Justice Department.

With Bush losing this election, it makes him the last member of the Bush family to currently hold public office.

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