Attorney General Brad Schimel isn't mentioning he's a Republican in his re-election campaign announcements.
Schimel announced Thursday he's officially running for a second term in a year where Democrats hope to channel voter anger toward Republican President Donald Trump into wins. He issued a news release announcing the run as well as an online ad touting his work to combat opioid abuse, human trafficking and elder abuse.
The news release doesn't mention Schimel is a Republican and a narrator in the ad calls Schimel ``independent.''
Schimel has supported Trump and repeatedly touted lawsuits he's filed against former President Barack Obama's administration. Schimel and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.