텍사스 법무장관 Ken Paxton, 도전자 George P 패배. 부시 대통령 경선 경선, CNN 프로젝트

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will win the Republican nomination for a third term in office, CNN 프로젝트, defeating state Land Commissioner 조지 P. 부시 in a runoff.

팩스턴, who has been beset by criminal probes and is under indictment, finished first in a four-way March 1 primary but failed to clinch a majority of the vote, forcing the runoff with Bush, whose defeat Tuesday marks another blow to his family’s once-mighty political dynasty.
The Texas runoff results came as news of a shooting at an elementary school gripped the state and the country.
    캠페인 중, Bush and Paxton’s other initial challengers, former state Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and US Rep. 루이 고 머트, warned that the incumbent’s legal issues could come back to bite Republicans in a general election.
      This campaign is about good governmentmaking sure we don’t have indicted felons serving at the top of the chain of command of our law enforcement officials here in Texas,” Bush told Texas Public Radio ahead of the runoff.
        But Paxton has already won reelection once, 에 2018, despite being under indictment for securities fraud, in a case that goes back to 2015. 그 또한 enjoyed the support of former 도널드 트럼프 대통령and sought to portray himself as a political outsider, despite being a two-term incumbent.
        I guess what I’d say is, 분명히, to the establishment: They got what they wanted,” Paxton told supporters in a speech after the March vote. “They got me in a runoff.
          Paxton spoke at the pro-Trump rally in Washington on January 6, 2021, shortly before the attack on the US Capitol. He also led a lawsuit a month earlier seeking to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election in four battleground states — 그루지야, 미시간, 펜실베니아 및 위스콘신 — won by now-조 바이든 대통령.
          The US Supreme Court dismissed the suit, citing a lack of standing, but from a political standpoint, the move appears to have benefited Paxton. Trump endorsed him and it sealed his standing with the former President’s supporters.
            It has probably helped him, in the sense that it has cemented him as the champion of the die-hard Trumpists,” Matthew Wilson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, told CNN before the primary.
            Paxton will face the winner of the Democratic primary runoff between Rochelle Garza, a former American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, and former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski.

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