Texas’ GOP runoffs hinge on a name that’s not on the ballot

State Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at his primary election watch party in McKinney on March 1, 2022. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Ken Paxton and George P. Bush are in a May runoff for attorney general — the top race on that GOP ballot. But a name that’s not on the ballot might be the biggest name in that race.

Donald Trump could decide who gets the GOP nomination for attorney general of Texas and, in the process, could be a factor in runoffs farther down that party’s ballot in May.

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