Paxton Stacks Big Bucks In Re-Election War Chest

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has built up a pretty impressive campaign war chest of $5.7-plus million as he seeks re-election.

According to his campaign he has raised nearly $775,000 through the end of 2017.

Paxton faces no opposition in the GOP primary March 6 and is heavily favored in November’s general election.

His Democratic opponent, Houston lawyer Justin Nelson, previously announced raising about $900,000 through the end of last year, including $500,000 in personal funds.

A Democrat hasn’t won statewide office in Texas since 1994.

Paxton has been indicted on securities fraud charges, accused of swindling wealthy investors before taking office in 2015. He’s pleaded not guilty.

His trial has been repeatedly delayed amid a separate legal fight over special prosecutors seeking $200,000-plus in pay for leading the case against him.

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