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In Trump's shadow, Paxton and Bush square off for Texas AG

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2022
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Trump ally and embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton squares off tomorrow against challenger George P. Bush, the scion of the Bush family dynasty, in a Republican runoff.

Why it matters: The Paxton-Bush race is a distillation of the internecine politics in the Trump-era GOP.

The big picture: The race has gotten nasty, with Bush calling Paxton a crook unfit to be the state's top law enforcement official.

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