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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Tests Positive For COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Wednesday.

Officials didn't say how the 59-year-old was doing, nor whether he exposed others, but noted "he remains working diligently for the people of Texas from home."

Paxton  joins other high-ranking state officials, including Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who got COVID-19.

The attorney general has been a leading voice against vaccine mandates, but his office today did not immediately answer questions on his vaccination status.

Social media posts showed Paxton attended a weekend Donald Trump #Save America rally in Arizona.





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