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Ken Paxton Scored His His First Post-Impeachment Victory at the Ballot BoxSoon after Ken Paxton was reinstated as attorney general—shout-out to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and most of the Republicans of the Texas Senate—he promised payback against those who voted for his impeachment. Paxton said he was “highly motivated” to get his detractors out of office in order to bring the GOP in line with his brand of right-wing extremism. The true power of Paxton’s electoral prowess will not be apparent until next year’s primary elections, but those who bet against him might be feeling slightly more anxious after tonight’s special election in a northeast Texas House seat. Special elections aren’t typically the most scintillating exercises of democracy, nor are they the most attention-grabbing. But the race for the House District Two seat vacated by disgraced former…

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