The four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor took on end-of-life issues, border security and, of course, one another in an hour-long debate in Dallas. State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples went on the offensive against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was the only one who left daylight between his views and the incumbent's — but even those differences were small. 

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