September 6, 2017      5:02 PM
Updated: Angela Paxton announces for Texas Senate
Sets up what could very well turn into a Collin County civil war in the GOP against Huffines
– The race to succeed Sen. Van Taylor in the
Senate was shaken up today, when Angela
Paxton, a guidance counselor and the wife of Attorney General Ken Paxton, announced she is running
for the seat.
faces current Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Phillip Huffines.
is running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Sam Johnson in Congress. Senate District 8 is a solidly
Republican seat in Collin County. But until today, the race was Huffines’ to
lose. Especially after other contenders, including Reps. Jeff Leach and Matt Shaheen, ultimately passed and instead announced for
the rumor floated during the past few weeks, Reps. Scott Sanford, Jodie Laubenberg, Leach and Shaheen,
all from Collin County, pledged their support.
By James Russell