(CBSDFW.COM) East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is the latest Republican to announce his candidacy to try to oust Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the March 1, 2022 primary election.
Gohmert told followers on the YouTube channel on Monday night, November 22, that he has raised the $ 1 million he said he needed to begin the campaign.
He said on Twitter: “Texas, I am officially running as your next Attorney General and will enforce the rule of law.”
He said on YouTube: “One priority will be electoral integrity, so every legitimate vote counts.”
In addition to the incumbent Paxton, Gohmert will meet with Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the state. Rep. Matt Krause and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman in the Republican primary.
Three Democrats have said they are running for attorney general: civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, former ACLU staff lawyer Rochelle Garza and former Galveston mayor Joe Jaworski.