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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:13 PM

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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TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
Zen Democrat Jun 2013 #1
tech3149 Jun 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Jun 2013 #3
DhhD Jun 2013 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:38 PM

1. This guy is the former sportscaster for KHOU and ridiculously painted himself BLUE!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:44 PM

2. As I understand it the Lt. Gov in Texas does more in governing than the Gov

Shouldn't Ms Davis run for Lt Gov instead?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. Patrick on abortion: He gotta get in there.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:29 PM

4. Dan Patrick-Extreme Sour Bag of TEA

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:09 AM

5. Patrick refrain from launching an attack campaign?

That's like asking the sun to refrain from rising tomorrow.

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