Former president Donald Trump endorsed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) for re-election successful a connection Monday.
"Attorney General Ken Paxton has been bravely connected the beforehand enactment successful the combat for Texas, and America, against the vicious and precise unsafe Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and unsuspecting RINOs that are destroying our Country," Trump said successful an email. "Ken is beardown connected Crime, Border Security, the Second Amendment, Election Integrity and, supra all, our Constitution."
Shortly aft the endorsement, Bush besides tweeted, indirectly referencing Paxton's transgression investigations, including a FBI probe into bribery successful an alleged extramarital affair arsenic good arsenic a 2015 indictment connected securities fraud.
"I’m moving for Attorney General due to the fact that Texans merit integrity and honesty from the bureau of Texas’ apical instrumentality enforcement official," Bush said connected Twitter. "Texans merit a campaigner without a laundry database of existing and imaginable transgression indictments."
Bush actively sought Trump's endorsement successful the contention and said helium voted for the erstwhile president successful the 2020 election.
The lad of erstwhile Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of erstwhile President George W. Bush, George P. Bush was 1 of the fewer members of his household to publically denote his ballot for Trump.
But, Trump inactive decided to endorse Paxton. The existent lawyer wide unsuccessfully asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn predetermination results successful 4 states that helped present the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden.
While the suit did not work, the determination helped Paxton's fundraising and earned praise from Trump.
"He loves our Military and our Vets. It is going to instrumentality a PATRIOT similar Ken Paxton to beforehand America First policies successful bid to Make America Great Again," Trump besides said successful Monday's statement. "Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for different word arsenic Attorney General of Texas. He is simply a existent Texan who volition support Texas safe—and volition ne'er fto you down!"
Former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and attorney Lee Merritt person declared their runs for Texas lawyer wide arsenic Democrats.
When Bush archetypal announced his tally for lawyer general, Jaworski said the GOP superior would apt travel down to Trump's endorsement.
"The Texas AG Republican primary, unfortunately, isn’t going to lick the basal occupation here: The contention betwixt Paxton and Bush volition beryllium for Donald Trump’s endorsement," Jaworski said successful a statement.