AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF News) – The 2022 GOP primary for the Texas Attorney General’s race continues to grow.
Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman is throwing her hat into the ring, after resigning from her long held position last week.
According to the Texas Tribune, she’s already filed the paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission.
She was nominated to bench in 2009 by then Governor Rick Perry.
Guzman joins Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and incumbent Ken Paxton in the Republican primary.
On the Democratic side of the race, former Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski is running. North Texas Civil Rights attorney Lee Merritt also announced a run.
Although Merritt has yet to announce a party affiliation, according to the Texas Tribune.
Paxton’s seat is far from secure as his tenure has been marred by numerous legal challenges.
He’s facing several securities fraud charges from a six-year-old case that has yet to go to trial due to fighting over jurisdiction issues.
Paxton is also the subject of an FBI corruption case, after several of his former key attorneys in his office filed a complaint alleging he’d abused his power to help wealthy donor, Austin real estate developer Nate Paul.
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