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    Houston Chronicle. March 22, 2014.

  • Patrick excited about lieutenant guv race runoff

    Houston Sen. Dan Patrick says his strong showing in the GOP race for Texas lieutenant governor shows that the tea party is "alive and well" in the state.

  • Dewhurst, Patrick enter Texas lt. gov. runoff

    Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state's most powerful offices.

  • Texas Republicans send Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to runoff with state Sen. Dan Patrick

    Texas Republicans send Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to runoff with state Sen. Dan Patrick.

  • Dewhurst ready for runoff in lieutenant guv race

    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he's confident he'll win a runoff against a state senator who is trying to unseat him from one of the most powerful offices in Texas state government.

  • Dewhurst under attack in lieutenant governor race

    After 11 years in one of the most powerful offices in Texas state government, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst faces the election of his career as he runs against three Republican challengers.

  • Proposed $60M border security surge pushed back

    The lieutenant governor's plan to spend $60 million to quickly ramp up security along the Mexican border won't likely happen until September, raising accusations by his primary opponents that his urgent call for a border enforcement surge was politically motivated.

  • Republican Texas lieutenant governor candidates from left, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Sen. Dan Patrick, Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples and  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst take their places for a debate at KERA studios in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.  The four Republican candidates are vying to be Texas lieutenant governor, a post considered to be the most powerful in the state. (AP Photo/LM Otero,Pool)

    GOP candidates vow changes after brain-dead mother

    The removal of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman from life support has four influential Republicans running for lieutenant governor in agreement again: They say a judge erred, and vowed to tighten state law so it's never repeated.

  • Dewhurst calls for new long-range education plan

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called on the state's senators Thursday to draft a new long-range plan to boost education performance in Texas schools and universities.

  • Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, Fort Worth Democrat, stands in pink tennis shoes on a nearly empty Senate floor Tuesday as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill in Austin. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers.  (Associated Press)

    Texas abortion bill falls after challenge

    Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss a midnight deadline to pass the bill.

  • Ted Cruz thanks his wife, Heidi, in front of a cheering crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in a runoff election Tuesday for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison. (Houston Chronicle/Johnny Hanson via Associated Press)

    Tea party basks in Cruz’s win in Texas

    Ted Cruz's stunning 14-percentage-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination gives the tea party explosive momentum heading into the remaining primaries nationwide and the November general elections.

  • Republican presidential hopeful, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks to local residents during a campaign stop at the Pizza Ranch restaurant, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, in Manchester, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Inside the Beltway: Perryfied

    The bodacious victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican primary has somehow fired up Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose own right-hand man lost to Mr. Cruz on Tuesday by 14 fat percentage points. But the ever-canny Mr. Perry has ridden the Cruz victory like a bronco, tamed his own presidential disappointment and framed the Lone Star State in heroic terms.

  • Tea party candidate wins in Texas GOP runoff

    Tea party favorite Ted Cruz, once considered a long shot to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination, beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a bitterly contested and expensive two-man runoff election Tuesday.

  • The Club for Growth Action has spent about $5.5 million to try to push tea party insurgent Ted Cruz to victory. The Texas Conservatives Fund, which backs Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, has doled out $5.2 million to attack the tea party favorite. (Associated Press)

    Big bucks roll in for GOP Senate primary in Texas

    One of the most expensive and bitter intraparty political battles in Texas history is almost over, as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and tea party insurgent Ted Cruz face off Tuesday in a GOP runoff election to make the ballot for the state's open Senate seat.

  • Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a Republican candidate for the Senate, visits a restaurant in Houston on Tuesday, the day of the primary. Mr. Dewhurst touts his experience in the Air Force, the CIA and in business. (Associated Press)

    Runoff set in Texas Senate race

    Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and tea-party favorite Ted Cruz are heading to a July 31 runoff in the state's Republican Senate primary, the Associated Press declared late Tuesday.

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