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.
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.
Incumbent Dewhurst Claims He's Closing Gap In Runoff For Lt. GovernorLieutenant 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.
Dewhurst, Patrick Squaring Off In Televised DebateA much-anticipated debate is pitting Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst against the fellow Republican now favored to unseat him, Dan Patrick.
Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State PrimaryAnalysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.
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.
Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Accused Of Hiring Illegal ImmigrantsRepublican 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.
Politicians In Hot Water After Questionable Interactions On Social MediaFacebook. Twitter. Instagram. They're popular ways for people to communicate these days. But for politicians, there can be pitfalls.