Thomas McNutt has released two additional high-profile endorsements in his campaign for House District 8, this time by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

McNutt’s announced the endorsements on social media, with Miller even sharing a video in which he refers to McNutt as the only “true conservative” in the race, vouching for the candidate’s strong pro-life and pro-second amendment stances, as well as mentioning the importance of conservative vote in the upcoming vote for Speaker of the House.

Both statewide officials enjoy close company with President Donald Trump, with Trump recently endorsing Paxton publicly at the NRA convention in Dallas, and earlier referring to Miller on Twitter as “Trump’s man in Texas.”

Miller and Paxton’s endorsements are just the latest in a series of big endorsements for McNutt, who has previously announced the support of Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Texas Gov. and current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

McNutt is facing Cody Harris in the Republican primary runoff in the race to succeed retiring State Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana). Election day is next Tuesday, May 22.

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