Dan Patrick

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst  (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Incumbent Dewhurst Claims He’s Closing Gap In Runoff For Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has one week left to convince voters to keep him on the job another four years. Dewhurst is in a run-off with State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston — who beat him 41-percent to 28-percent in March.

CBS 11–05/20/2014

LEFT: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) | RIGHT: Dan Patrick (Photo: CBSDFW.com)

Dewhurst, Patrick Squaring Off In Televised Debate

A much-anticipated debate is pitting Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst against the fellow Republican now favored to unseat him, Dan Patrick.

05/02/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Patrick & Castro To Debate Immigration

A prominent immigration reform advocate faces a prominent Republican hardliner on immigration reform Tuesday in a debate recorded for Spanish-language TV stations.

04/15/2014

Texas Flag High Winds

Dewhurst & Patrick Making Joint Appearance

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his Republican runoff rival, state Sen. Dan Patrick, are making a joint appearance to address the Republican Women of Kerr County on Friday.

03/21/2014

John Carona shaking hands after Texas primary election. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State Primary

Analysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits for an elevator off the Senate floor at the US Capitol, on December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate worked through the night debating President Obama's Circuit Court nominations. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Election Leaves Tea Party Influence Unsettled

The first primary in what the GOP hopes is a triumphant year showed that the tea party wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

03/05/2014

File photo of a Texas GOP member. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Surprises Likely In Texas Primary Races

A member of the Bush dynasty, a history-making feat, heavyweights trying to survive, and winter weather. Primary elections in Texas on Tuesday figure to be anything but ordinary.

03/04/2014

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Under Attack In Lt. Governor’s Race

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

03/04/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Accused Of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick finds himself in the middle of a political firestorm, less than two weeks before the March 4 Texas primary.

CBS 11–02/19/2014

(credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

GOP Lt. Governor Candidates To Hold Debate

The four GOP candidates vying to be Texas lieutenant governor — a post considered to be the most powerful in the state — are getting their first televised chance to win voters.

01/27/2014

David Dewhurst

Dewhurst Talks Teacher Pay In GOP Debate

As a judge begins considering whether Texas is adequately funding public schools, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that the state’s teachers are bringing home a decent paycheck.

01/21/2014

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