I would argue that Paxton is even more corrupt than Gov. Dipstick was as AG of TX. Dipstick never faced charges of fraud while Paxton is worried about several charges related to his work for a firm without revealing that he was working for them when he solicited money for investments.
Gov. Dipstick is just stupid and venal (see operation Jade Helm and reaction to immigration from Honduras). Paxton is more evil and dishonest than Dipstick ever was.