Patrick, Dewhurst Debate Without Animosity of Campaign

SALADO — Making their closing arguments to voters Tuesday night, one week before the election, incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his challenger, state Sen. Dan Patrick, avoided much of the acrimony that has characterized the Republican runoff in the lieutenant governor race.

The hour-long event, hosted by the Central Texas Tea Party and moderated by conservative radio host Lynn Woolley, marked the first time the two men have appeared together publicly since the release to media outlets last week of documents containing details about Patrick’s mental health history. But neither candidate brought up the development directly — and the moderator ...

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