The Brief: Who Leaked Documents on Patrick Treatment?

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News reports late Thursday that lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick had received treatment for depression and exhaustion in the 1980s threatened to roil further an already tense runoff contest just days before voters begin casting ballots. The early voting period begins Monday.

With the Patrick campaign blaming incumbent David Dewhurst for the release of documents to media outlets, the question quickly became one of who was responsible for the release of documents, which received widespread (and bipartisan) condemnation on social media on Thursday night.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that Land Commissioner and former lieutenant governor candidate ...

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