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Topic - David Dewhurst
Scoffing at the issue of climate change was easy, but tea party favorite Dan Patrick also didn't miss the chance to savage the White House's purported efforts to slow it - really working the conservative crowd into a frenzy.
Dan Patrick, the Republicans' newly chosen nominee for lieutenant governor, says he'll campaign for votes in Democratic strongholds as he battles Democrat Leticia Van de Putte (PYOOT) in November's election.
Although U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz isn't a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of Republican primary voters deciding the highly charged race for lieutenant governor.
The results of Texas' primary runoff elections on Tuesday could reveal underlying trends ahead of the November general election in the nation's largest conservative state. Here are five things to watch in the Republican and Democratic runoffs:
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell short of fundraising expectations, taking in only about $1.6 million in the past two-plus months while lending his campaign nearly twice that as he tries to beat back a serious Republican primary challenge from state Sen. Dan Patrick.
A political rival of Republican Dan Patrick, the favorite to become the next Texas lieutenant governor, escalated an already rancorous primary runoff Friday by releasing medical records showing the Houston state senator struggling with depression in the 1980s.
After 12 years in one of the most powerful jobs in Texas state government, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst needs a rally to keep it. And with just three weeks left until his May 27 Republican primary runoff election against state Sen. Dan Patrick, time is running short.
Houston Chronicle. March 22, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick defeated incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in their runoff campaign to claim the Republican spot on the ballot for lieutenant governor in November against Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.
Patrick defeated incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in their runoff campaign to claim the Republican spot on the ballot for lieutenant governor in November against Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)