Tea party-backed state Sen. Dan Patrick has been elected Texas lieutenant governor and will oversee the state Senate.
The state senators vying to be Texas’ next lieutenant governor tore into one another during their only scheduled debate, clashing on immigration, education and tax policy while accusing each other of misrepresenting their legislative records.
With a 10 to 12 point lead in the polls, analysts say the race to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Texas is Republican Dan Patrick’s to lose.
Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick has agreed to participate in a September debate with his Democratic opponent for lieutenant governor, Leticia Van de Putte.
Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst has the potential to push a deeply red state even farther to the right at a time when tea party contenders are struggling elsewhere.
Dan Patrick saluted the Tea Party during his victory speech as he unseated longtime Republican incumbent Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
A CBS 11 News crew is following the David Dewhurst campaign. The current Lieutenant Governor will be watching the runoff election results from Houston. Earlier Tuesday Dewhurst told CBS 11 the he is cautiously optimistic.
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.
David Dewhurst and three fellow Republicans vying to replace him as lieutenant governor are squaring off in another debate in Austin.
Candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and comptroller are rolling out campaign ads this week.
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and tea party-backed state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston are all challenging Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seeking re-election.
Republican legislative leaders in Texas are calling for modest increases in spending for public schools and the overall budget for 2014-15.