Rep. Louie Gohmert announces he's running for Texas AG

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Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, a staunch Trump ally, made it official on Monday: He’s joining the crowded primary to unseat GOP incumbent Ken Paxton for state attorney general.

The congressman announced earlier this month that he was exploring a late entry, basing his decision on whether he could raise $1 million in 10 days. He said on Monday that he’d reached that goal.

“A priority will be election integrity so that every legal vote counts. Though our current AG has had two terms — it seems he really started working harder after so many of his most honorable and very top people in the AG’s office left, complaining of criminal conduct. If you allow me, I will not wait to be my busiest until after some bad press about legal improprieties. I’ll start boldly protecting your rights on day one,” Gohmert said, listing priorities like “unconstitutional

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