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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

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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

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

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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

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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Politicians In Hot Water After Questionable Interactions On Social Media

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. They’re popular ways for people to communicate these days. But for politicians, there can be pitfalls.

08/19/2013