The Big Conversation:
Though they've been battling publicly for months, seeds of tension between Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may have been planted years ago.
As the Tribune's Reeve Hamilton reports today, disagreement between the two U.S. Senate candidates appears to date back to March 2009, when the state Senate took up debate on a voter ID bill.
Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate as lieutenant governor, invited Cruz, who had served as the state's solicitor general until 2008 and later joined a private firm, to advise the Senate on legal issues related to ...