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

After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic Opponent

With strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

A person holds a sign as others belonging to the Tea Party movement rally at the Texas state capitol. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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91-Year-Old Rep. Hall Ousted In Texas GOP Primary

The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a primary runoff. Little-known Republican primary challenger John Ratcliffe defeated Rep. Ralph Hall in the first runoff he’d ever faced.

05/27/2014

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Paxton Wins GOP Runoff For Texas Attorney General

Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch. Paxton is now the favorite to replace Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor.

05/27/2014

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Dan Patrick Beats Texas Lt. Governor Dewhurst In Runoff

Dan Patrick saluted the Tea Party during his victory speech as he unseated longtime Republican incumbent Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.

05/27/2014

Representative Ralph Hall, (R) Rockwall

Oldest Member of Congress, Ralph Hall of Rockwall, Faces Tough Runoff

After 17 terms in office, and running for his 18th, Republican Ralph Hall finds himself fighting for his political career.

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

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Dewhurst, Patrick Enter Lieutenant Governor Runoff

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state’s most powerful offices.

03/04/2014

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Lower Turnout For Senate Runoff May Help Cruz

Turnout was low for the Texas primary, and a July 31 runoff to decide who wins the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is likely to see it sink even lower.

05/30/2012