July 18, 2018/Media, Press

ICYMI: A Democrat (!) Has A Decent Chance Of Becoming Texas’ Next Attorney General

Austin, TX – Today, the Huffington Post profiled Justin Nelson’s competitive campaign for Texas Attorney General saying, “Texas has Democrats hoping they might be able to fight President Donald Trump’s agenda from the country’s largest and most populous red state ― one that finds itself at the center of the president’s draconian immigration policies.” [Huffington Post, July 13, 2018]

 

Highlights:

  • “Voters are looking for someone to be a check on power, which I think is a really big thing in Texas… Attorneys general are going to have to be at the front line of defending our constitutional rights,” said Texas Democratic Attorney General Nominee Justin Nelson.

  • “Most significant for Nelson, however, are Paxton’s legal troubles… Paxton was indicted on two counts of securities fraud and one count of failing to register with the state of Texas as an investment adviser representative.”

  • “Democrat Justin Nelson, an Austin-based lawyer and adjunct professor at the University of Texas law school, is running neck-and-neck with Republican incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton”

  • “According to a June 25th poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune, the poll has Nelson trailing Paxton by a scant 1 point, 32 to 33 percent.”

  • “Polling on Paxton is limited, but a 2015 poll, released by the Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee, found that 62 percent of Texas Republicans believed he should resign.”