AUSTIN, Texas — Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, known for his provocative social media posts about Democrats and Muslims, has survived a bitter Republican primary in his bid for re-election.
Miller on Tuesday topped veteran Austin lobbyist and conservative podcaster Trey Blocker, and Jim Hogan, who ran for agriculture commissioner as a Democrat in 2014.
Miller will be the favorite to win in November. He will face Democrat Kim Olson, who ran unopposed.
He's perhaps best-known for a social media presence that has frequently stirred controversy.
He once tweeted a derogatory term to refer to Hillary Clinton, shared a Facebook post advocating bombing the "Muslim world" and has retweeted misleading reports claiming to be factual news.
Miller also used taxpayer funds in 2015 to travel to Oklahoma for a "Jesus shot" meant to alleviate all pain. He later reimbursed the state.