TX Book Ban Advocate Loses Bid For District Attorney

The post below about Tarrant County reminded me to check on Texas state Rep. Matt Krause, who gave up running for reelection to run for Tarrant County district attorney.

Fort Worth’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Phil Sorrells, a longtime elected judge in Tarrant County courts and a former assistant district attorney, is the Republican party nominee for Tarrant County District Attorney.

Sorrells was facing Texas State Rep. Matt Krause in the runoff. Krause, who initially planned to challenge Ken Paxton for the job of Texas Attorney General, decided to run for Tarrant DA after Sharen Wilson announced her retirement last fall.

Sorrells resigned his bench to campaign for district attorney and counted among his endorsements those of former President Donald Trump and former HUD secretary Ben Carson.

Late last year Krause, a former attorney for the Liberty Counsel, helped spark what would became a national onslaught against LGBTQ books when he launched an investigation into 850 titles that address race or sexuality.