Full video of my 12/5 TribLive conversation with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor.Full Story
The office of the lieutenant governor was first established under the Texas Constitution of 1845. The lieutenant governor was elected and served two years until 1972, when voters approved a constitutional amendment to increase the term to four years, according to the Handbook of Texas Online, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association.
The salary, set by the constitution ...
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about the lieutenant governor’s race, and about what might happen in the state Senate depending on the winner.Full Story
For this week’s nonscientific survey of insiders in politics and government, we asked about 2014’s race for lieutenant governor, whether a prominent Democrat will get in and how she’ll fare, and about the four-way race for the Republican nomination.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is facing three GOP primary challengers in his re-election bid, released a campaign video Tuesday highlighting his relationship with the grass roots and his skills as a listener — whether it's during "ice cream with Americans for Prosperity or dinner with the Waco Tea Party."Full Story