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Austin — It may be no exaggeration to say that the happiest man after the special elections in northern Texas on Tuesday night was George P. Bush, who wasn’t on the ballot. ..
And that’s because he did No Get support from former President Donald Trump.
Republican Rep. Jake Ellzey won the special election to replace Arlington’s late Ron Wright, despite Trump’s support for Republicans and Wright’s widow. The wise money to enter on Tuesday was that Trump signed a contract with Susan Wright to complete her husband’s unexpired term.
However, most voters in low turnout votes do not obey like blind sheep, and Elsey Comfortable 6.5 percentage points..
In the Attorney General’s next Republican primary, Trump made fun of who he supported. Incumbent Ken Paxton was more loyal to the former president than anyone else. However, Bush took almost a step with Paxton in supporting Trump, breaking up with many of his most prominent members, even his own prominent family, who did not make an effort to hide their opposition to Trump.
Before Finally support PaxtonThe former president, who fully embraced Trump, said good things about Bush, as he was the only person in the family to “correct it.”
Since winning the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and then the White House, Trump has taken the Republican Party in his own image and portrait on issues ranging from immigration to Russia’s relations and financial discipline. It is a well-known fact that it was remade. A more gender-neutral alternative, lack of gentlemanly behavior.
And strangely, Trump’s star power within the Republican ranks didn’t seem to be quite dim, even when he lost to Democrat Joe Biden in a reelection last year. It was more or less an article of faith that candidates wishing to move forward in the Republican Party had to get the blessing of the 45th President.
Until Tuesday, that is. To be clear, Elsey did nothing to cross herself with either Trump or his followers. And Elsey, a former Navy fighter pilot, never missed an opportunity to emphasize his conservative qualifications, even when the Wright camp tried to tag him as a Democratic tool.
However, former Governor Rick Perry, Elsey’s chief agent, was also Secretary of Energy in the Trump Cabinet. Reportedly told the former president “He was given an invoice for merchandise,” when he was persuaded to support Wright.
It brings us back to Trump and back to the next primary with Bush, Paxton, and former Supreme Court of Texas Eva Guzman. As mentioned, Paxton linked his own political fortune to Trump early on. The second term Attorney General was at the forefront of unlucky court efforts to challenge election results in several states where Biden won last year.
Paxton also spoke at a Trump rally in Washington, DC on January 6, the day rebel Trump supporters attempted to take over the US Capitol. In addition to all that, Paxton carries heavy political baggage unrelated to Trump when he seeks a third term. He has been charged with securities fraud for almost all of his tenure.
Paxton claims he is innocent, but the charges have never disappeared.
Bush, lesser known, Guzman, Paxton’s legal difficulties, such as how something like the Attorney General must be “more than blame” and “honor and integrity” must be restored. The state’s supreme law firm has shown that it is nothing more than mentioning both diagonally and explicitly.
And, like Elsey, they aren’t doing anything to hostile Trump, even if he’s not with either in the next primary. in fact, Pinned Tweets on Bush’s Twitter Page A photo of him and Trump laughing widely together, ending with the slogan from the 2020 reelection campaign: “Keep America Great.”
Continue such threading to the primary, and perhaps to the spill, to see if a sufficient number of Republican voters across the state are willing to ignore the former president’s preferences.
John C. Moritz is responsible for Texas Government and Politics at the USA Today Network in Austin. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @JohnnieMo..
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