North Texas Attorney Mitch Little, who was part of the defense team representing Attorney General Ken Paxton in his impeachment trial last month, has officially announced his campaign to run for the Texas House.
“While defending Attorney General Paxton, I had a front row seat to witness the weaponization of state power by a corrupt Texas House to silence conservatives,” said Little. “They squandered millions of dollars on a sham impeachment while hard-working Texans battle inflation and high taxes. We need leaders in the Texas House who will fight for conservative principles valued by their constituents instead of taking orders from liberal House leadership.”
Little jumped into prominence for his role in several bombshell moments during the impeachment trial. Most notably, Little had former Paxton employee Ryan Vassar admit he and his fellow “whistleblowers” reported Paxton to the FBI with no evidence.
Little is seeking the Republican nomination for House District 65, currently represented by freshman State Rep. Kronda Thimesch (R–Lewisville). Little had served as her campaign treasurer, but says he was disappointed by her votes once entering office.
“I supported Kronda Thimesch, the one-term incumbent in the past and even served as her campaign treasurer because she said she would stand up for conservative values. But her very first votes were to elect a liberal Speaker, allow left-wing Democrats to Chair important committees and put an Obama lawyer in charge of House proceedings. That’s not standing up for conservatives; that’s selling us out to the Austin establishment,” said Little.
“I am an unapologetic conservative. I will fight for our values and oppose the liberal establishment on every front,” he added.
Paxton celebrated the announcement in a social media post, saying that Little will be “a true conservative fighter for the Texas House.”
As of publishing, Thimesch did not respond to a request for comment.