Anti-LGBT TX Rep Drops Bid For State Attorney General

The Texas Tribune reports:

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, is ending his campaign for attorney general and running for Tarrant County district attorney instead.

Krause told The Texas Tribune that he began seriously considering a district attorney campaign after the incumbent, Sharon Wilson, “unexpectedly” announced her retirement earlier this month. He said he “started getting tons of calls” to run to replace her and there were “family considerations as well” given that the job is based in Fort Worth where he lives.

WFAA first reported Krause’s decision late Monday night, shortly after U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced he was joining the already crowded primary for attorney general.

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Last month Krause launched what has become a national movement to excise books about racism and LGBTQ issues from public school libraries.

Krause is a graduate of Liberty University and worked as a lawyer for the viciously anti-LGBT hate group Liberty Counsel.