Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is ramping up his involvement in the upcoming Republican primary election, endorsing three additional candidates for the Texas House.

In House District 1, Paxton endorsed Dale Huls over incumbent State Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R–New Boston).

“Dale Huls has been a long-time conservative activist and fighter. When there has been a choice between the establishment and principles, Dale always sides with conservatives,” said Paxton. “His opponent is a liberal Republican and bad on school choice. I’m proud to endorse Dale Huls and ask that East Texas voters reject their current representative who cares
more what Austin lobbyists think than his own constituents.”

In House District 56, Paxton endorsed Devvie Duke in the open race to replace State Rep. Doc Anderson (R–Waco).

“The Texas House needs more representatives like Devvie Duke. She is a fearless grassroots leader and fighter for conservative causes,” said Paxton. “Her opponent, Pat Curry, has donated thousands to socialist Democrats like Roland Guiterrez, Jouquin Castro and Marc Veasey. The choice for this seat is very clear and that is Devvie Duke.”

In House District 83, Paxton endorsed Wade Cowan over incumbent State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock).

“Wade Cowan is a rugged, principled conservative rancher who embodies West Texas conservative values. He has been a national and state agriculture leader and created jobs in rural Texas. He has my full endorsement. Wade called Dustin Burrows the Speaker’s lapdog and he is 100% correct,” said Paxton. “Voters in this district need to reject Dustin Burrows. He is the chief architect behind the liberal Speaker’s agenda to promote Democrat committee chairmen and kills conservative legislation. Burrows doesn’t deserve to represent this district any longer.”

These endorsements are just the latest in a series made by Paxton, especially against House incumbent who supported his impeachment back in May. They come as tensions have hit critical levels between him and House Speaker Dade Phelan, who kicked him out of the back hallway of the House chamber last week.

“I think you see in a lot of countries a lot of leaders are afraid of hearing any type of difference of opinion. So they try to control it by shutting down people’s ability to speak or to contribute,” Paxton said during an interview with Chris Salcedo last week.

The Republican primary election is slated to take place on March 5, 2024.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens


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