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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick holds a news conference at the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters, in Austin, Texas. A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday, May 26, 2017. Patrick said he is resolved to force a special session if a North Carolina-style law that could restrict bathroom access for transgender people doesn't prevail. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick holds a news conference at the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Patrick insists that he plans to run for reelection next year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick holds a news conference at the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Patrick insists that he plans to run for reelection next year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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FILE - In this May 31, 2016 file photo, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference in Austin, Texas. Patrick, a key player in setting the legislative agenda, wants Texas to ban transgender people from using public bathrooms of their choice. (Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

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State Sen. Dan Patrick waves to supporters during a election-night watch party after the polls closed in the Republican primary runoff election on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Houston. 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)

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File - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Republican Dan Patrick speaks at his campaign watch party at the Hotel Sorella after incumbent David Dewhurst conceded the Republican primary runoff for lieutenant governor, in Houston. Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor_an especially powerful position in Texas _ over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst should not only push a deeply red state even farther to the right but could signal the second coming of Cruz. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider, File)

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File - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Republican Dan Patrick smiles as he faces the media at a polling place on election day, in Houston. Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor_an especially powerful position in Texas _ over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst should not only push a deeply red state even farther to the right but could signal the second coming of Cruz. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)