Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert launches bid for Texas attorney general

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2021
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Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said Monday he will run for attorney general of Texas, joining a crowded field of GOP candidates looking to unseat incumbent Ken Paxton.

The announcement from Gohmert, who is in his ninth term in the House, formalizes his bid for the seat after he told supporters earlier this month he was exploring a run for attorney general but needed at least $1 million to launch a competitive campaign against Paxton.

Gohmert, 68, said in a video revealing he would be jumping into the race that he...

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