Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:13 PM
TexasTowelie (28,800 posts)
Patrick making run for Lt. Gov
AUSTIN — Conservative firebrand and Houston Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick ended months of speculation Thursday and jumped into the 2014 race for lieutenant governor, using the opportunity to blast the current officeholder for failing to pass controversial abortion bills.
Patrick, one of the most outspoken members of the Senate, joins an already crowded field trying to unseat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Along with the tea party favorite and radio talk show host, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples are challenging Dewhurst in the GOP primary next year.
“The people of Texas sense it is a time for change,” said Patrick, labeling himself an “authentic conservative.”
At his announcement in Austin, Patrick vowed to refrain from launching an “attack campaign.”
Moments later he opened fire on Dewhurst for the recent Senate meltdown that resulted in a package of controversial anti-abortion bills failing while the nation watched online.
More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Senator-to-run-for-Dewhurst-s-post-4629249.php .
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