“We’re at a stage in our state where, 알 잖아, we can’t let a mean tweet get in the way of doing the right thing,” 그는 말했다.
지우다, who continues to have a strong hold on the GOP
, said in May he liked both candidates
“흠뻑” and that he would make an endorsement in future
. But a source with knowledge of the meeting also told CNN that when Bush met with Trump in New York
, the 45th President assured Bush that he would stay out of the race and that he wouldn’t make an endorsement but the source added that was never going to happen
. One source called Bush naive
According to a GOP source, Trump endorsing Paxton is like Lucy and the football and Charlie Brown. Even sources close to Bush believed this is exactly what would happen and warned him not to publicly play up to the former President because Trump would once again take glee in embarrassing the Bush family.
Trump remains influential in GOP primary races and Paxton has been the target of controversy, but a senior GOP source in Texas said barring a bombshell, Trump’s endorsement means Paxton will win.
Bush had made the phrase “honor and integrity” a theme of his announcement speech, echoing a refrain often used by his uncle. Asked at his announcement if he thought that message will work in his campaign, 그는 말했다: “물론, I can take all the tips I can get, whether it’s W. or Trump.”
As land commissioner since 2015, Bush has been viewed by political observers as a rising star in the Republican Party. He speaks Spanish and was involved in the founding of the political group Hispanic Republicans of Texas. He was also an officer in the Navy Reserves and a former businessman, with a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
팩스턴, a staunch ally of Trump
, has been state attorney general since
2015 and was highly active in filing federal lawsuits during the Obama administration
. He notably led a 20-state challenge against the Affordable Care Act
, has filed multiple suits against the Biden administration over a range of issues from immigration to Medicaid and led the lawsuit contesting election results in four states that Trump lost in November
. 대법원 rejected the lawsuit
Paxton also is currently under indictment for securities fraud and
, facing an FBI investigation for abuse of office
. He has denied the charges and allegations