Patrick, Carona Snipe at Each Other in Email Exchange

The quiet race to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas spilled into a nasty email exchange between two senators with aspirations for that post.

In an email apparently sent to all of his Senate colleagues — and obtained and published by a political news website, the Quorum Report — Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, accused Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, of spreading rumors that Patrick and his wife were splitting after decades of marriage.

"I was in Dallas last week and learned that Senator Carona has told people outside the Senate that Jan and I are separated and may get divorced," Patrick wrote ...

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