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Who is Ken Paxton’s Latest Republican Challenger, Matt Krause?

Fort Worth’s Matt Krause recently announced his bid for Ken Paxton’s seat, joining fellow Republicans Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and democrats Lee Merritt, renowned civil rights lawyer as well as Galveston lawyer Joe Jaworski.

“I can bring a faithful, conservative fighter to that position to ensure that we are doing all we can to protect the values and liberties of Texans while pushing back against a Biden and Harris administration that too often seeks to exert too much influence into the lives of Texans,” Krause said.

According to the Star-Telegram, Krause, who has represented House District 93 in the Texas House of Representatives since 2013, has served on the House Criminal Justice Reform Caucus and the Texas Freedom Caucus.

A former practitioner of constitutional law before joining the legislature and current vice president for Vista Bank, Krause serves on the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee, the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, and as chairman of the General Investigating committee.

As we previously reported, during an interview with Mark Davis, Attorney General Ken Paxton acknowledged the threat of losing the seat to Democrats, admitting that his indictment for felony securities and fraud charges have been hurting his re-election efforts.

“I think it’s just individual cases of personal ambition. I personally think we’ve got enough trouble running against the Democratic Party and being indicted.” Paxton told Davis.

Matt Krause then told The Dallas Morning News that Texas voters need a strong conservative alternative to the embattled Paxton, who’s under federal investigation after bribery allegations made by eight of his former staffers

In his six years representing Texas House District 93 in the northeastern communities of Tarrant County, Matt Krause has been a member of a select group of contrarian legislators who consistently vote against the interests of hardworking Texas families and especially Texas women and children.

Whether it’s requiring insurance coverage for cancer screenings, addressing the maternal mortality crisis, or expanding Medicaid coverage in Texas, Matt Krause has voted consistently against the interests of Texas women and their families.

Kraus also has a long history of responding to special interests who contribute to his campaign instead of responding to the Texans he represents. On our Why Do Real Estate Companies Love Rep. Matt Krause? article, we recalled his biggest donors.

Having previously collected campaign contributions totaling almost $1.2 million, his donations come from a variety of industries, some of his largest include real estate and construction industries, with combined contributions of over $44,000, and anti-consumer PACs, who have contributed $42,000. Lobbyists nearly matched that amount with $42,000. Seemingly, Krause repaid their political investments by voting for their agenda in the legislature.

“As your Attorney General, I will continue to fight to keep critical race theory out of our schools, protect Texas families from the crisis at our southern border, and stand proudly with our men and women in law enforcement” read Krause’s campaign launch statement.

Written by RA News staff.


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