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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, introduced Monday that he will run for Texas Attorney General towards Republican incumbent Ken Paxton.

“We have got to control our borders. There’s more that needs to be done. There’s more that the attorney general’s office could do. And so, that’s one of the issues that has concerned me greatly, including election integrity. I feel like our attorney general could — should have done more,” Gohmert stated throughout an look on Newsmax Monday. 

In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

In this June 28, 2020, file picture, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)


Gohmert’s resolution comes after he requested on an exploratory marketing campaign web site for 100,000 residents to donate $100 to his marketing campaign, with a aim of reaching $1 million by Nov. 19. The GOP lawmaker launched the web site on Nov. 9, saying the correct paperwork had “been filed to seek donations.”

“We need a Texas Attorney General whose top attorneys working for him have not found it necessary to send a letter to the FBI urging an investigation into corruption of their boss,” the website says.

Rep. Louie Gohmert on Fox & Friends 10.3

Rep. Louie Gohmert on Fox & Friends 10.3
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Gohmert will be part of a Republican discipline that already contains commissioner of the Texas General Land Office George P. Bush, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and Texas Republican State Rep. Matt Krause.

“I had announced a couple of days ago that if I could raise a million dollars that I would run … for attorney general, and as of now, the money, it’s been raised. I will be running for the Texas Attorney General’s job,” Gohmert stated Monday. 

Gohmert’s resolution comes after former workers accused Paxton of utilizing his energy to assist Austin investor Nate Paul, a major contributor to his marketing campaign.

(Ken Paxton/Twitter)

Paxton fired the workers, claiming that they had gone “rogue” and made “unsubstantiated claims” about him. The workers then filed a lawsuit claiming they had been fired as retaliation for reporting his habits to legislation enforcement.

Paxton received the 2018 race towards Democratic nominee Justin Nelson with 50.6% of the vote.

Gohmert has represented Texas’ First Congressional District within the House since 2005.