Time Lag Could Shape Runoff Races

March 4 is a night David Dewhurst might want to forget.

The lieutenant governor, looking to defend his seat on primary night, drew just 28 percent of the vote — 13 percentage points fewer than state Sen. Dan Patrick, his top challenger. Because none of the four GOP primary candidates for lieutenant governor brought in more than 50 percent of the vote, Dewhurst's re-election hopes will live on through a May runoff election.

Now, the key questions in that race — and several other primary runoffs — are about how the candidates and Republican voters will respond to the primary night results ...

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