In Lt. Gov. Race, Bickering Over Minor Differences

With five months until the March primary, there's one outcome that's certain in the 2014 Texas race for lieutenant governor: It will go down as the latest proof for the political theorem that the level of acrimony among candidates is inversely proportional to their actual differences over policy.

Despite their attempts to tear one another apart based on nuances in past statements on red-meat issues like immigration and guns, the four-way race in which two statewide elected officials and a sitting state senator are vying to knock out decade-long incumbent David Dewhurst has so far had more to ...

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