Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is competing for more for his job. On Thursday, fifth-time lawmaker Matt Kloss, R-Fort Worth, announced that he had thrown his hat into the ring for the state’s highest law enforcement officer.
Paxton already faces challenges from the Texas Land Commission George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman.
“With good thoughts, prayers and family support, I have decided to run for Attorney General,” Clause wrote. “I will be a loyal and conservative fighter for the values of Texas, the citizens of Texas, and the Constitution.”
Klaus, 41, was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012 and is considered one of the more conservative members of the Texas Parliament. In announcing his candidacy, he mentioned some of the conservative issues Paxton is focusing on.
“It is more important than ever to have the Attorney General fighting to protect Texas. As a founding member of the Texas Freedom Caucus, I have been at the forefront of opposition to the radical leftist agenda that is creeping into Texas,” he wrote. “As your attorney general, I will keep critical race theory out of school, protect Texas families from peril on the southern border, and continue to proudly fight against men and women in law enforcement.”
Despite the backing of former President Donald Trump, Paxton is plagued by ongoing legal issues.
According to the Associated Press, the FBI has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that he abused his office to benefit wealthy donors.
In 2015, he was acquitted of three felony charges, including securities fraud charges.
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