Austin, TX– Indicted Republican Ken Paxton may face 99 years in prison for felony fraud. He needs all the friends he can get with government power if he’s going to stay out of jail. That’s why his millionaire donors aren’t just on the hook for his legal defense and campaign against Texas Democrat Justin Nelson, but also his wife’s campaign for state senate.
“A month before the March 6 primary, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has guaranteed a $2 million loan to the state Senate campaign of his wife, Angela Paxton.” [Dallas Morning News, February 6, 2018]
Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Paxton family values are on full display: do, say, steal or borrow everything you can to cling to power. That’s how the Texas Republican establishment racket works.
“Indicted Republican Ken Paxton is buying a State Senate seat, and we all know how important cronies in the Legislature are. In 2016, powerful Republican lawmakers colluded to pressure Collin County officials cut funding for the prosecution of Paxton, violating court orders.”