Despite promise to debate âanybody,â AG Ken Paxton will debate no one in re-election campaign
AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a TV interview that he would be “happy to debate anybody on the issues” as he seeks re-election this fall, but he is now backing off that offer by refusing to debate Democrat Justin Nelson as voters decide who to hire as the state's top lawyer.
Paxton instead “will communicate directly with the voters,” his campaign spokesman, Matt Welch, wrote in an emailed statement Thursday in rejecting Nelson’s invitation to debate.
Welch did not respond when asked if Paxton’s previous offer to debate was sincere.
“I’m happy to debate anybody on the issues... read more
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