Local

Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling Speeches

View Comments
(credit: Annie Potasznik)

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

Get Breaking News First

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

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

185992939 10 Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling SpeechesHot Halloween Costumes

3258814 Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling SpeechesTop 10 Horror Films

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling SpeechesMissing Summer?

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Lt. Governor Hopefuls Give Dueling SpeechesCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - The state senators vying to be the next Texas lieutenant governor are set to address the same audience.

Democratic Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio will address Thursday’s annual conference of the Texas Association of Broadcasters in Austin. Her Republican opponent, Sen. Dan Patrick, a tea party favorite from Houston, will speak next.

Van de Putte recently unveiled her plan to overhaul public education. She wants to replace the five standardized exams currently required to graduate high school with a single diagnostic assessment of college readiness.

Patrick has pushed a hard-line immigration stance, calling for securing the Texas-Mexico border. He also led a push to cut the number of tests required for graduation from 15 to five last year, but Van de Putte wants to go further.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments