As special prosecutors gear up to drag Attorney General Ken Paxton through the same mud as former Gov. Rick Perry and whistleblowing UT Regent Wallace Hall, questions arise as to who exactly is responsible for the attacks.
On the surface, the leftist watchdog group Texans for Public Justice has driven much of the action in the case. TPJ is mostly the effort of one man, Craig McDonald, who worked as a liberal community organizer in the 1970’s and is an alumnus of Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen. McDonald and TPJ have been accused of using “lawfare” against targeted Republicans and are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.