Donald Trump claims credit for saving Ken Paxton

Paxton and Trump have long been closely aligned, with the Texas attorney general leading a lawsuit to challenge the 2020 presidential election results.

By: - September 18, 2023 6:04 pm

Former President Donald Trump holds his first 2024 campaign rally in Waco, Texas on Mar. 25, 2023. Credit: Leila Saidane/The Texas Tribune

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Matthew Choi The Texas Tribune
Matthew Choi The Texas Tribune

Matthew Choi is a Washington correspondent for The Texas Tribune. He previously covered energy and climate policy at Politico, where he wrote the Morning Energy newsletter and covered campaign events as a breaking news reporter during the 2020 presidential election and the Mueller investigation. Before joining Politico, Matthew was a two-time reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune based in Austin, reporting on education, health care, immigration, guns, agriculture and land management. He graduated from Northwestern University where he studied journalism and political science and was managing editor of The Daily Northwestern. Matthew is a native of Northern Virginia and speaks both French and English. In his free time, Matthew enjoys cooking French country food while listening to Simon and Garfunkel.