DALLAS (CN) — Two anonymous sources claim that Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an affair with a woman whom he later helped get a job with a campaign donor who is tied to criminal corruption allegations against him.
The sources, who fear retaliation and spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, alleged Paxton admitted the affair to his senior staff in 2018. Paxton allegedly said he ended the affair and that the mistress worked for an unidentified Republican state senator. Paxton’s wife is state Senator Angela Paxton, R-McKinney. The sources said Paxton and his wife walked into the meeting holding hands, saying he was recommitted to his marriage.
The disclosure was reportedly made due to it being an election year and concern it would become public. Paxton went on to defeat Democrat Justin Nelson with 50.6% of the vote.