Patrick and Dewhurst Heading to Runoff in Lt. Gov. Race

Tuesday's primary election brought sobering results for Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who finished second to primary challenger Dan Patrick and will compete with the Houston state senator in the May 27 runoff. 

The longtime incumbent — who hovered below 30 percent of the vote as ballot counting continued into Wednesday morning — appeared likely to trail Patrick by at least a 10-point margin in final vote tallies. 

"This race is going into overtime and we're going to win it," Dewhurst told supporters at his campaign headquarters in Houston. "We're in this fight, not just for ourselves, we're ...

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