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Ken Paxton Draws Challenger

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has drawn a challenger in his bid for re-election to the state's top judicial office.

Justin Nelson, an attorney from Houston, announced this morning that he plans to challenge Paxton.

"Justice is for all. Nobody is above the law," Nelson said in a campaign statement. "Texans can do better than our indicted Attorney General who is charged with criminal fraud."

Nelson, 42, is a partner at the Houston law firm Susman Godfrey LLP. Nelson is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, and served as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Nelson is also a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law and has served as president of One Nation One Vote, a group which is pushing for election of the President of the United States by popular vote.

Filing for statewide office begins on November 11th and runs through December 11th.

Photo by Susman Godfrey

Photo by Susman Godfrey

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