Politics

Eva Guzman, Former Texas Supreme Court Justice, Joins GOP Primary Challenge Against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Guzman’s candidacy adds a new dynamic to the primary that is already unfolding between incumbent Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune
Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman at the Texas Republican Convention at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio on June 14, 2018.

The attorney general’s race has already drawn the most action of any statewide contest on the ballot next year. In addition to the high-profile Republican primary, Joe Jaworski, a Galveston lawyer and former mayor of the city, is campaigning against Paxton on the Democratic side. Lee Merrit, the nationally recognized civil rights attorney from North Texas, has said he is running for the job but has not shared his partisan affiliation yet.

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