New Lt. Gov. Patrick Promises More Conservative TexasTea party favorite Dan Patrick has been sworn in as Texas' new lieutenant governor and will oversee the powerful state Senate.
Lt. Gov. Candidates Patrick, Van de Putte Go On Attack In Debate 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.
After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic OpponentWith strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.
Analysts: Personal Attacks Galvanized Dan Patrick SupportersSome predict rain in Texas will help Dan Patrick in Tuesday's elections.
Democrats Nominate Van de Putte For Lt. Governor Texas Democrats have nominated state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor, sending the San Antonio pharmacist into the November general election to try to win back a seat held by Republicans since 1999.
Van De Putte Announces Run For Texas Lt. GovernorIt’s the first time in Texas history that two women will lead a major party's ticket for the state's top offices.
DPS Planning for Another Big Budget Cut