Paxton also reported raising $2,481,986 in political contributions during the most recent fundraising period.
Matt Welch, spokesman for the Paxton campaign, said: “Attorney General Paxton continues to defy expectations and wishful thinking on the part of liberal Democrats and he will have more than adequate resources to defend his strong record of effective, conservative leadership.”
Paxton was elected in 2014 with 59 percent of the general election vote and was unopposed in the GOP primary in March of 2018, a July 17 press release states.
Upon taking office in January of 2015, Paxton immediately went towork on his campaign promises to uphold and defend the Constitution, secure our international border, fight Obamacare, defend the 2nd Amendment, combat human trafficking and protect the sanctity of human life. Paxton has led the effort to enforce the 10th Amendment and fought back against efforts by former President Obama that infringed upon Texas’ state sovereignty, the release states.
Paxton has also been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty and 1st Amendment challenges across Texas and the nation. As a strong defender of our free enterprise system, Paxton will continue to fight against overreaching government regulations that harm Texas jobs and economic growth, the release states.