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Paxton watch: Challenging Cornyn in 2026?Texas has had six attorneys general since 1979. For many of them, the role has been a springboard to bigger things. Greg Abbott served in the position from 2002 to 2015 before he pursued the opportunity to run for governor; before him, John Cornyn held the role from 1999 to 2002, at which point he ran for the United States Senate and won. What does that brief history lesson mean for Ken Paxton? On Wednesday, those who’ve speculated that Paxton might have his sights set on Cornyn’s job got the clearest sign yet that they’re on the attorney general’s wavelength. That evening, Paxton tweeted a response to a Dallas Morning News reporter who suggested that Cornyn is angling to replace Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader…

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