CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Politics

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In Austin

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In AustinWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In AustinHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

95790575 Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In AustinOne Husband's No Sex Spreadsheet

 alt=Win $1000!

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

AUSTIN (AP) – David Dewhurst and three fellow Republicans vying to replace him as lieutenant governor are squaring off in another debate.

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston are all challenging the incumbent Dewhurst.

The four will share a stage Friday at the annual convention in Austin of the Texas Municipal League.

Tensions rose this week, after Patrick released a television spot saying he was the only lieutenant governor candidate who opposed current state law extending “in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.”

Patterson called Patrick a liar and Staples and Dewhurst also say they have long opposed the 2001 law. It offers in-state tuition at Texas universities to some children of those in the country illegally, as long as they graduated from Texas high schools.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: