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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

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

David Dewhurst and three fellow Republicans vying to replace him as lieutenant governor are squaring off in another debate in Austin.

10/11/2013

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Statewide Candidates Roll Out Campaign Ads

Candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and comptroller are rolling out campaign ads this week.

10/07/2013

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4 GOP Hopefuls Square Off In Texas Lt. Gov Debate

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.

10/01/2013

Texas State Capitol

State’s New Budget Gives Slight Increase For Public Education

Republican legislative leaders in Texas are calling for modest increases in spending for public schools and the overall budget for 2014-15.

01/14/2013

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Texas Tea Party Feud Pits Cruz Against Patrick

Long-simmering tensions between a tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate and a leading tea party voice in the Texas Legislature have boiled over.

06/29/2012

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

Ongoing Blog: Conservative Counties Make For Tight GOP Senate Race

It’s very early, but this is shaping up to be a very close race for the Republican Senate primary in one of the most conservative counties in North Texas.

05/29/2012

Jerry Patterson, as candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, signs financial disclosure pledge. (credit: AP Graphics)

Patterson Running For Texas Lieutenant Governor

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is running for lieutenant governor. The Republican former state senator says he’ll seek the spot in 2014.

07/20/2011