Business Sees Pros of Lieutenant Governor Candidates

On the campaign trail, state Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the Republican and Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor, have promoted their credentials in supporting companies big and small.

And the influential groups whose endorsements they seek have noticed, saying that this year’s race for lieutenant governor should be good for business.

Will Newton, executive director of the Texas chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, which will endorse a candidate in September, said “there’s no telling” whom the organization would select because both Patrick and Van de Putte have worked on legislation for the ...

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