Donald Trump candidates in the Texas primary races did exceptionally well.
The former president is touting a clean sweep, but that may be a bit of an exaggeration.
There is no denying that every Trump-endorsed candidate got out of the primary safely, but there are going to be some runoff elections in May that could still go the other way.
Paxton Still Fighting
The most significant endorsement Trump has going to a runoff election in Texas is Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Paxton dominated the election, just not by enough.
He garnered 42.85 percent of the vote, almost doubling his closest competitor, George P. Bush.
Bush won 22.6 percent of the vote, with Guzman and Gohmert each getting 17 percent.
Those numbers are going to be a problem for Paxton moving forward.
I do not know where the Gohmert vote will land, but I would suspect he will come out to endorse one of the two finalists in this runoff.
As far as Guzman voters are concerned, my gut says most of them will wind up pulling the handle for Bush in the runoff election.
This will be a big test for Paxton, mainly because he has a lot of legal baggage buried in his closet that has voters very wary of him.
Bush seemed excited at the prospect of going head-to-head with Paxton, stating, “Looking like things are going in our direction.
“Texans have spoken pretty clearly that they want something different.”
Paxton, on the other hand, definitely sounds worried…
2022 Watch: @kenpaxtonAG – acknowledging he's headed for a #TexasPrimary runoff for the #GOP attorney general nomination, says the "establishment, they got what they wanted, they got me in a runoff….May 24 is not that far away. ..Tomorrow we start zero-zero." #txpoli pic.twitter.com/UW8QQEgqwQ
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) March 2, 2022
The saving point for Paxton here could be that Bush is the one that made it out of the primary and not any of the other candidates.
Had this been Gohmert or Guzman, I think it would have been a real threat.
The Bush family has alienated itself from many conservatives over the last few years, so this race is just as likely to be a blowout as it is a nailbiter.
Source: Fox News